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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ultra Flash Fiction Contest

This is a fun!  Our eight annual ULTRA FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Rules:  This contest is open to any NCWN member in Chatham and Lee Counties, or to any member of Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out. 

Submission guidelines:
Any subject, any style not to exceed 300 words, including the title.
Only words of one syllable allowed.  (Contractions pronounced as one syllable are OK.  Exp:  I’m, I’d, I’ve, can’t, won’t, don’t.  Also, possessives pronounced as one syllable:  Joe’s, Ann’s, Kate’s etc)

Yes, it can be done.  You can write a story in 300 words, but you must make every word count. This requires some craftsmanship.  Give it a try!

Go to our blog at: and scroll through the archives to see examples of previous winners.

This will be a blind judging.  Your name should not appear on the story page.  Include a cover page with name, title, word count and email address.  Send MS and cover page as attachments in .doc, .docx or .txt format to:   

Due date:  July 31, 2017

The winning entry will be posted to our blog at 

By submitting an entry, you are assumed to be granting us one-time reprint rights.  This is necessary so we can legally post the winning story to the blog. If you do not wish a winning entry to be so posted, just let us know.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Writers' Morning Out

Chatham/Lee WMO will convene  Saturday, June  10 at the Greek Kouzina in 
Pittsboro. The meeting will start at 1:00 pm, although most will come early 
for lunch.

The program :  What do you do when you get stuck writing?  Where do you turn to--websites, books, references, other writers, etc. ?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fiction class

Ruth Moose, prize wining author will teach a new class in fiction starting Monday, June 5 at 6:30.  The 6 week class will meet on the Pittsboro campus and feature fiction structure and techniques as well as discuss where a writer gets ideas and also markets for publishing.   Moose has published 3 collections of short stories, 6 books of poetry and since she retired 2011 from teaching creative writing at UNC, two novels one of which, Doing at the Dixie Dew, won the Malice Domestic Award from St. Martin's press. Moose has had among other honors, a MacDowell Fellowship and a Chapman Award for teaching.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Online Open Mic

Online Open Mic"
Where: Online (internet or phone connection required)
Cost: Free

This opportunity is available to anyone with an internet connection and a working microphone (and/or webcam) on their computer, or readers can participate over the phone.

Registrants will be sent log-in instructions no less than 24 hours prior to the Open Mic. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Writers' Morning Out

Chatham/Lee WMO will convene  Saturday, May 13 at the Greek Kouzina in 
Pittsboro. The meeting will start at 1:00 pm, although most will come early 
for lunch.

The program :  How did you pick your genre?  Or maybe your genre picked you.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Squire Summer Writing Workshops

BOONE—For the first time in its history, the North Carolina Writers' Network is coming to High Country for the 2017 Squire Summer Writing Workshops. This intimate, weekend-long "residency" style immersion happens July 13-16 at Appalachian State University, in Boone.

For more information and registration, go to

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Open mic in Sanford

May 4, 2017 (Thursday)
First Thursday Take Five Poetry and Prose Open Mic
THURSDAY, May 4, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pmish
at Karma Boutique and Coffee Bar
131 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330
Come share some original poetry and/or prose 
or just come to enjoy a great time! 

(Remember: you can come early to mingle, peruse locally made gifts, 
and treat yourself to delicious, freshly made Karma bevs and tasty treats!)

Email if you have questions.