Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Jenny Bates whose poems "Moon Air," "Everyone Walks in a Single Line," and "Rock the Bat" are forthcoming in Poetry that Sustains Us. Founded by Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad and based in Greensboro, Poetry that Sustains Us hopes to bring encouragement to the community.


Hats Off! to Janet Ford, Gary Powell, and David Russell: Janet Ford won the 2020 Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest for her short story "Subject to It." Gary Powell took Third Place for "Red on Red," and David Russell received an Honorable Mention for his short story, "Sheri Started It." The final judge was Amy Rogers. This annual contest is sponsored by the Charlotte Writers' Club.


Hats Off! to Art Taylor who received two 2020 Anthony Award nominations for his short stories: “Better Days” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019) and “Hard Return" (Crime Travel). Sponsored by Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, these prestigious awards will be presented as part of an online ceremony on October 17.


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