"Founded in 1985, the nonprofit North Carolina Writers' Network is among the largest statewide literary arts organizations in the country. The Network's mission is to connect, lead, and promote emerging and established writers through workshops, conferences, readings, literary competitions, online resources and services, a Critiquing and Editing Service, and more." from Writers' Network News
This society meets four times a year and has "annual contests for adults and students, which offer cash prizes and award certificates. Contest awards are presented at the May meeting. Most of the adult contests are free to members; there is a nominal charge for others."