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  • 01 Oct 2023 3:12 PM | Anonymous member

    Exciting news! 'The Bad Day Book, Volume 1,' is available NOW wherever books are sold!

    This anthology is a heartwarming and often hilarious testament to the fact that you're never alone in your challenging moments.

    Ever feel like life is just one big comedy of errors? Well, you're not alone—and it's better to laugh it off.

    I'm thrilled to have my own story, 'The Rainy Day Job Interview,' featured in this collection.

    A huge shout-out to our editor and publisher, Amilee Weaver Selfridge. Thanks for bringing these relatable stories to life, fostering a community of shared laughter and wisdom, and making the world a happier place.

  • 19 Sep 2023 3:35 PM | Anonymous member

    I am thrilled for this publication by the Georgia Writers' Head Light Review:

    Here is the link:

    Thank you. Catherine Con

  • 31 Aug 2023 12:23 PM | Anonymous member

    Mary Alice Dixon is thrilled to have her short story Devil's Footprint on my Chin:  The Great Awakening of Iris Blue Luckadoo Bivens appear in Hard to Find: An Anthology of New Southern Gothic, ed Meredith Janning ( Stephen F Austin State University Press, available from Texas A&M University Press, 2023). Mary Alice is immensely grateful to the members of the Virtual Fiction Group through who critiqued an early draft. of this story and whose insights helped birth the final version.

    Mary Alice is also delighted to have her flash piece Peach Skin Letters appear on the site 50-Word Stories for August 31, 2023. Mary Alice was inspired to write flash by the wonderful SCWA flash fiction workshop taught by the great Amber Wheeler Bacon.

  • 29 Jul 2023 3:20 PM | Anonymous member

    I am thrilled and deeply honored to share that my poem, "Lucky Penny," inspired by my late mother, has been selected for inclusion in the South Carolina Bard Poetry Collection 2023.

  • 13 Jul 2023 11:49 AM | Anonymous member

    My most recent publication is on the Charleston Mercury's website.

    Here's the link:


  • 12 Jul 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Published today. My 50 word memoir.  Special thanks to my short story writers group for all the encouragement to experiment with short fiction.

  • 04 Jun 2023 3:17 PM | Anonymous member

    I am over the moon thrilled to announce that the NC Poetry Society named me a finalist for the 2023 NC Poet Laureate Award. In addition, my poem Sales Tips for Swimwear Associates at Big Body Beachwear & Gear received honorable mention in the NC Poetry Society Light Verse award and is published in Pinesong 2023. 

    Other recent publications I am delighted to announce include my piece The Sorrow of Onion Skins, in Quartet, Spring/Summer Issue 2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, May 2023. The same issue also contains my “Artist’s Statement” . My poem, Make me Your Birdhouse, is inScribe Journal (Tabor University, Perth, Australia), Issue 05, Feb 2023. And my tiny prose poem Compost your heart to green, is in the latest book from Greenwood Collections, Bark & Blossom, Greenwood Collections, Vol. 2, , ed Sam Bellamy and S. Farrar, Green Ink Poetry Press (UK), 2023.

    I continue to feel crazy lucky and grateful for the wonderful support from  and lessons I learn from SC Writers members - especially my buddies in the Virtual Fiction group.

  • 03 Jun 2023 9:56 AM | Anonymous member

    My article about Larry's Grandmother, Dr Madge Baker Gaskin, was published in the June 2023 edition of The Charleston Mercury.

  • 01 Jun 2023 10:34 AM | Anonymous member

    I am thrilled to announce that my story, "Painting Dreams in Tuscany," has been published in the book "LOST - Vol. 02 Stories of Missing Things" in May 2023.

    I am deeply grateful to the amazing writers and members who took the time to read my story, provided invaluable suggestions, and offered unwavering support throughout this journey. It is their encouragement and guidance that have made this accomplishment possible.

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!


  • 20 May 2023 1:22 PM | Anonymous member

    My article, "The Lee Family of Barnwell, South Carolina" was just published in The Low Country Courier, the newsletter of the Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.

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