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The Book Report: Wake Tech Writers

Resources from Wake Tech Libraries for books

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Sinister Story Showdown Contest Winners

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First Place: Itunu Olawoye for "Metamorphosis"

Second Place: Charlotte French for "Luzon"

Third Place: Mikela Robinson for "The Door"


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As Wake Tech’s only student literary and artistic publication, the mission of the Wake Review is to provide a creative outlet for the students, faculty, and staff of Wake Technical Community College. At the Wake Review, they believe Wake Tech should always have a place for its creative voice.

The magazine accepts content in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, and multimedia art. Short stories, essays, poems, screenplays, pictures, sketches, paintings, computer design images, videos, music–you name it, they likely accept it! There are cash prizes for the winning submissions in each category (1st place: $60, 2nd place: $30, and 3rd place: $15). If you would like to submit your own work for consideration, see their Submission Rules page for more information.

Meet Your Wake Tech Authors

Kelli Allen

Kelli Allen

Kelli Allen’s work appears in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. Allen is the Founding Editor of Book of Matches literary journal. She won the 2018 Magpie Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press award. Her collections include, Otherwise, Soft White Ash (2012), Imagine Not Drowning (C&R Press, 2017), Banjo’s Inside Coyote (C&R Press, 2019). Allen’s latest book is Leaving the Skin on the Bear (C&R Press, 2022).

Nichole Williams

Nichole Williams

Nichole O. Nichols is a poet, writer, and journalist based in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Since 2007, her articles have been published in print publications around the country, including Syracuse New Times and Pink Magazine ( now, in addition to online publications, such as, and Madame In 2017, she published her first poetry collection titled Fast Girls Wear Loud Colors.  


Are YOU a Wake Tech Author?

Are you a Wake Tech staff or faculty member who has published a book? Would you like us to include your information on The Book Report? Let us know! 


Megan Rudolph

Nichole Williams