Locations of Site Visitors

Monday, July 19, 2010

CCCC Open Mike

Share your writing with us! The CCCC Continuing Ed
Creative Writing Program will host Open Mike Night
on Monday, August 16 from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm in the
Community Room, Building 2, at the Pittsboro Campus.

Poetry, fiction, memoir - all genres welcome. The
first 12 people to sign up at the door guaranteed
to read. Timed limit of 8 minutes per person.
Open to the public.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poetry & E-Books

There's an interesting article in the The Herald Sun today (7/18)about the problems associated with publishing poetry in e-book format.

You can see this at:

The title is: "Breaking Up is Hard: Poems a tough fit in E-Form."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ultra Flash Fiction contest

This is a fun one! ULTRA FLASH FICTION

Rules: This contest is open to any NCWN member and/or to any member of the Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out, living in Chatham County.

Submission guidelines:
Any subject. 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 will require some craftsmanship. Give it a try!

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 .doc or .txt attachments to:
Due date: July 30, 2010.

The winning entry will be posted to the blog . 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.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Erika Hoffman in

Erika Hoffman has a new story just published in Check out "Put yourself in their place." A provocative story.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Joanie McClean at McIntyres Books

Joanie McClean, one of our members, will be reading her poetry at McIntyres Books on Sunday, July 25 at 2:00. Come out and give Joanie your support.

This reading is part of the North Carolina Poetry Society presentations.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 8, 11:00 AM at Virlie's grill, 58 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro

At this meeting we want to continue our discussion about author's rights.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Opportunity for young, foreign-born writers

2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature. The Foundation will award
a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize to a young (not over 38 years of age),
foreign-born writer who has made notable contributions to the field at an
early stage in his/her career. In addition, four finalists will each be
awarded $5,000. Short fiction writers, short creative nonfiction writers,
poets, and novelists are all eligible to apply. No application fee or prior
publishing record is required.

The Vilcek Foundation was established in 2000 to honor the contributions of
foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States.
The Foundation's Creative Promise awards program, inaugurated in 2009,
expands on that mission by focusing attention on the extraordinary drive,
talent and ingenuity new generations of immigrants bring to our culture,
arts, and sciences.

More information is available from the Vilcek Foundation website at