Encourage, recognize, and reward good writing – for 100 years those have been the goals of the Charlotte Writers Club. Have you recently published a poem, an essay, a short story, a nonfiction book or a novel? Are you reading your work somewhere, or do you have a book tour planned? Has something you’ve written just won a prize?
If so, tell us about it. Let the Charlotte Writers Club help to spread the good news. It’s a way of congratulating you…and a way of encouraging others to follow in your footsteps.
Fill out the form below and we’ll post your good news on the Members’ Kudos* page on our website and in our monthly newsletter. For new books, send the title, the publisher, a short summary, and an image of the cover. For events, be sure to include the title, time and place; add a word or two about the nature of the event. Please, only one image per email.
Irene Blair Honeycut's longform poem is published
Irene Blair Honeycutt's "stellar longform poem, "we came to a place that was grieving and gathered to listen," has been selected for Vol. 4, Issue 3 of Sunspot Literary Journal. The poetry editor Morrow Dowdle says of Honeycutt's poem, "The format in which multiple voices are given space to speak works remarkably well for a long poem. This brings fresh energy to an age-old topic." This poem is in the third and final edition of 2022 and is available to be downloaded now at Sunspotlit under the Editions tab.
Bride of Wild: and Other Good News
“Bride of Wild,” "Doll Clothes for Jesus,” & Other Good News from Mary Alice Dixon.
Mary Alice Dixon is thrilled to learn her story "Bride of Wild," which is in The Petigru Review, Issue 15, Fall 2022, has been nominated for Best Short Fiction. https://thepetigrureview.com/mary-alice-dixon/.
She is also happy to announce that her story "Doll Clothes for Jesus" is in moonShine Review, Fall/Winter 2022, Vol. 18, Issue 2. https://moonshinereview.com/2022/12/02/fall-winter-moonshine-review-coming-soon/.
Her story "Polka Dots & Yellow Teeth" is in The RavensPerch, December 9, 2022. https://theravensperch.com/polka-dots-yellow-teeth-mary-alice-dixon/
Finally, one of Mary Alice's stories was a finalist for the Doris Betts Fiction Prize and her poem "Night Owl Dreams Woman," is shortlisted for Ireland's international Anthology Poetry Competition Award. The poem was birthed in the Charlotte Writers Poetry Group, a community of gifted poets from Mary Alice always learns.
Stewards of Humanity: lighting the Darkness in Humanitarian Crisis
Stewards of Humanity: Lighting the Darkness in Humanitarian Crisis" is an inspiring tale of the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. The story follows a group of humanitarian workers who venture into some of the world's most dangerous and volatile regions to provide aid and assistance to those affected by war, natural disasters, and other crises. They come from all walks of life and backgrounds but share a common goal: to alleviate suffering and bring hope to those in need. Through their struggles and triumphs, these Stewards demonstrate the power of human kindness and the importance of working together to solve global problems.
This book is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of empathy and compassion.
'Versification' is a collaborative poetry show, hosted and directed by local expressionist Ahvid. The show will be divided into two parts- a feature show with a runtime of just over an hour where selected poets will read and perform various works. Most notable, this will include pieces written with multiple voices in mind - a true performance.
Following the show, will be an open mic/social for anyone who wants to pipe in and meet the artist or other poets that may be present!
Missing in Action
A foreign service officer with an overprotective Navy Admiral father and a need for independence crosses a Parisian sex trafficker and is forced to put her safety in the hands of the last man she’d ever choose – the former SEAL she slept with at her best friend’s wedding. Missing in Action is book 2 in my Dìleas Security Agency steamy romantic suspense series.
Doris Betts Fiction Prize
Two of my short stories, "Uniformity of Carcass" and "Fifty-Cal" were selected as finalists for the 2023 Doris Betts Fiction Prize sponsored by the NCWN. Both stories will be published in the North Carolina Literary Review and nominated for an O'Henry Prize.
The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning
The only truly zero-bias financial planning book. Also, the only FP book with anywhere near 1/5th of its content comprised of true tales of tragedy & triumph, instead of boring case studies. Traditionally published by Skyhorse Publications, SSFP is now marketed by Simon & Schuster. See https://www.authordan.com/home2/gallagi1/welcome-to-authordan/non-fiction/financial-planning/
Ancient of Genes
Readers' Favorite announced at the 2023 Miami Book Fair International that Ancient of Genes (AOG) bested over 350 Sci-Fi novels to win FIRST prize in its 2022 Teen/adult Metaphysical SciFi. AOG also earned other awards and finalist placements. As of 3/13/2023, The William Pettit Agency has AOG under consideration at three of America's largest media markets: One Television network, one Film production house, and one literary publisher (for selected rights, names confidential at this time).