Please read our complete submissions guidelines before submitting. 

Categories are active (i.e, genre/section submission categories are visible) during the submission period.

2021 Final Judge: Michael Parker

We welcome creative nonfiction (including memoir, personal essays, travel writing, and other forms of cnf) up to 7500 words BY MARCH 1.

You must be an NCLR subscriber to submit to the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition (you may subscribe after submitting--but by end of day, March 1). 

  • With a one-year subscription ($16), submit one creative nonfiction piece . With a two-year subscription ($27), two. Members of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association can submit any number of essays with no additional subscription (members receive NCLR). 
  • Once you have submitted your piece(s) on Submittable, you will receive an email with a link to subscription information. 
  • Please direct questions about the competition to nclrsubmissions@ecu.edu.
  • To check on your subscription status, please email subscriptions@dukeupress.edu or call (919) 688-5134 or (888) 651-0122.

Before submitting, pleae read the full guidelines for the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition, including eligibility requirements, click here.

You are welcome to submit on topics we have already covered in past issues. We consider interviews, literary criticism, and one-act plays for our Flashbacks section. (Creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry must be submitted through our competitions. For more information, see NCLR's full submission guidelines.)

Please consult the author style sheet before submitting your manuscript.

Email queries regarding such submissions to the Editor at bauerm@ecu.edu.

  We are always interested in interviews with North Carolina writers and literary criticism that introduces a new NC writer or that reintroduces a forgotten NC writer (the latter would be eligible for the John Ehle Prize, if selected for publication). One-act plays (by a NC playwright or set in NC) may also be submitted in this category. (Creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry must be submitted through our competitions. For more information, see NCLR's full submission guidelines.) 

   Before submitting, consult the Author Style Sheet.
  Email queries to the Editor.
 

 

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