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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Submission possibilities.

SUBMIT IT!
More information about contests and submission possibilities is available to
current members. Log in to the NCWN website at www.ncwriters.org,
Go to the "Resources for Writers" tab, and select "Submit It! (Members only)."

NEW! 2011 BLUE LIGHT POETRY PRIZE AND CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline: June 30 Reading Fee: $10
Manuscripts should be 10 to 24 pages, typed or printed with a laser or inkjet
printer. The winner will be published by Blue Light Press, receive a $100
honorarium, and 50 copies of his or her book.

ON THE SAME PAGE LITERARY FESTIVAL WRITING COMPETITION
Deadline: July 8 Reading Fee: $10
First, second, and third place awards will be given in fiction, nonfiction, and
poetry.
FIRST ANNUAL WEAVE POETRY AND FLASH-FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: July 31 Entry Fee: $6
First Place $100 for Poetry Prize and Flash Fiction

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE POETRY PUBLICATION PRIZE
Reading Fee: $20 Deadline: August 31
To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the best,
unpublished poetry collection by a woman.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL SERIES LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: Various Tell an exciting, sad, or funny story about something that has
happened to you or someone you know.

AUTUMN HOUSE PRESS SEEKING POETRY
Deadline: June 30
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Autumn House Press are given
annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction.

BARBARA DEMING MEMORIAL FUND
Deadline: June 30 Entry Fee: $20
Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers. Women
poets and creative nonfiction writers who are citizens of the United States or
Canada are eligible.

FINISHING LINE PRESS
Deadline: June 30 Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for
a poetry chapbook.

HARD TIMES WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: June 30 Entry Fee: $25
Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this
obstacle, and how you were changed by it.

LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM JEWISH POETS
Deadline: June 30
The New Promised Land: 120 Contemporary Jewish American Poets, a new anthology
forthcoming from an as-of-yet undetermined publisher, is looking for
submissions from Jewish poets who are born in the U.S. after 1945.

OMNIDAWN FULL BOOK POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: June 30 Prize: $3,000
The 2011 Omnidawn Book Poetry Prize is open to any poet writing in English who
has not published a second book of poetry, not counting chapbooks.
SNAIL MAIL REVIEW SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: June 30

THE STOREFRONT THEATRE SEEKING SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: June 30
The Storefront Theatre, a reader's theatre in Waxhaw, NC, is now seeking script
submissions for its 2011-2012 season and beyond.

THE WIDOW'S HANDBOOK CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: June 30
Seeking women's poems and personal essays about experiences of widowhood for an
anthology.

ELIZABETH GEORGE FOUNDATION FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Deadline: July 1 Entry Fee: $25
Foundation offers financial support to unpublished and emerging writers for a
period not to exceed one year

LOGAN HOUSE SEEKS POETRY BOOK
Deadline: July 4 Prize: $500 Reading Fee: $25
Logan House announces the seventh annual Holland Prize for the best unpublished
book of poetry in American English.

THE McLAUGHLIN-ESSTMAN-STEARNS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
Deadline: July 15
The Writer's Center is pleased to announce that it will award $500 annually to
the author of the best first novel published during a given calendar year.

THE PORTER FLEMING LITERARY COMPETITION
Deadline: July 15
Eligible for writers age 18 and older who are residents of Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, South Carolina, or North Carolina.

MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA KOREAN WAR BOOK CONTEST
Deadline: July 15
The contest, which includes a First Prize Cash Award of $150, is open to all
authors who have written a book about the Korean War, whether fiction or
nonfiction.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BLACK FANTASTIC SPECULATIVE
FICTION ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: July 30
Looking for stories for speculative fiction (includes science fiction, fantasy,
and horror) from, about, and pertaining to members of the African diaspora.

DOS PASSOS REVIEW SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: July 31
Dos Passos Review is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry
submissions.

LINDA FLOWERS AWARD
Deadline: August 15
The NC Humanities Council invites original entries of fiction, nonfiction, or
poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award.

THE 4TH ANNUAL STARS AND FLAGS BOOK AWARD CONTEST
Deadline: August 31
This program celebrates books written in the last five years about
military-related topics.

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE POETRY PUBLICATION PRIZE
Deadline: August 31 Reading Fee: $20

AROHO's To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the
best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman.

BEER ANTHOLOGY, YEAST OF EDEN, LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 1
Accepting 1,000-7,000 words: fiction, nonfiction, or even a drinking song by
September 1, 2011. Beer should be your inspiration, your fuel, or just because
you had a cold one sitting next to your computer as you wrote this story.

WEST COAST EISTEDDFOD SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: September 15
You may submit your entry in either Welsh or English. Stories should be
1,000-3,000 words in length. First prize is $150 and the runner-up is $100.

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW JOURNAL, 234
The literary journal, 234, was recently founded by Scott Owens and Tim Peeler.
Journal will feature nonfiction pieces of less than 2,500 lines published
"blog-style." Essays of all sorts and on all topics are welcome: personal,
political, informative, argumentative, reflexive, humorous, etc.

OCHRE PRESS
Ochre Press is currently accepting query submissions for novel-length literary
fiction manuscripts. Seeking fresh new writers of literary fiction whose
writing speaks to the human experience (many interpretations are welcome).

PEDESTAL MAGAZINE SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
Looking for a wide variety of poetry, ranging from the highly experimental to
the traditionally formal.

RATTLE #6 LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS ABOUT BUDDHIST POETRY
Online poetry magazine looking for poems about Buddhism or the way the practice
of Buddhism informs the practice of poetry.

SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE "LIVINGS" SECTION
Southern Living magazine is seeking submissions for the "Livings" section, an
insider's guide for specific southern states.

SUN MAGAZINE SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR "READERS WRITE" SECTION
Deadline(s): Various
Submissions should address subjects on which they're the only authorities.
Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression.

(UN) REMARKABLE MAGAZINE LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS
(un)remarkable magazine is currently seeking unpublished creative writing for
the Fall 2011 issue.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, June18,

11:00 AM at Virlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro.

All writers are invited.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red Clay Review

Two of our members have poems in the latest Red Clay Review.

Chris Bouton Kitchen Dance

Mary Barnard Red Clay

The Red Clay Review is the literary & arts magazine of CCCC. If you haven't seen it, stop by the library and pick up a free copy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Signing at Paperbacks Plus

Subject: Book Signing with Cindi Rigsbee

PAPERBACKS PLUS!

208 E. RALEIGH ST. SILER CITY, NC

JUNE 11th 10:30 - 12:00

Cynthia Cole Rigsbee (Cindi)

2008-2009 North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Author of Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make

This book substantiates the power of great teachers to change young lives. That would be enough, but it also reveals the secret of great teachers, that they see themselves and their classrooms through the eyes of their students

Friday, June 3, 2011

Squire Summer Writing Residency


Squire Summer Writing Residency, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.

July 14 - 17 in New Bern:

"Writing and reading are both solitary endeavors. So why take a writing class?"

Because writers often feel too isolated.

The Squire Summer Writing Residency brings together a community of working
writers for an intense weekend of discussion and fun.

The aim is to foster a classroom environment where the participants can be generous helpmates to one another through thoughtful critique and to create an environment where all can explore and play with craft through exercises and experimentation. Workshop participants should expect to leave with raw material for new projects, useful critical commentary on work submitted, and perhaps some new friends and colleagues."

For more information and registration go to the NCWN website www.ncwriters.org. The registration deadline is July1.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Readings/Book Signings in our area

Great Writers, Great Writing!

Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
Marjorie Hudson will launch her debut story collection,
Accidental Birds of the Carolinas:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ellyn Bache's new book, The Art of Saying Goodbye. She will
also read:
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm, The Country Bookshop,
140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
Thursday, August 4, 7:30 pm, Quail Ridge Books & Music,
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh

Sunday, June 12 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
NOFO @ the Pig, 2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh
Alice Osborn signs copies of her book, Unfinished Projects.

Saturday, June 25, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
Valerie Nieman will read from her new novel, Blood Clay.
She will also read: Sunday, July 10, Rosemary House Bed
and Breakfast, Pittsboro

Friday, July 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro
Diantha Rau and Ralph Earle will present an evening of
original music and poetry. Diantha will present her blend
of folk-style music and unique melodies.
Ralph will read from his meditative and deeply felt poems,
sometimes accompanied by Diantha. Admission is free.

NEW! Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm
Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons, Durham
Diane Daniel will be reading from Farm Fresh North Carolina,
a statewide guidebook of more than farms, produce stands,
farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin
patches, and corn mazes.

NEW! Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm
The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham
L.C. Fiore will launch his debut novel, Green Gospel, with a
reading and signing. This novel examines the roots of
fundamentalism, the powerful sway of community, and how
people change. Fiore is the communications coordinator for
the North Carolina Writers' Network.

NEW! Saturday, July 30, 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons, Durham
Sheri Castle will be reading from The New Southern Garden
Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens
Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes.