Please read our complete submissions guidelines before submitting. 

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

You must be an NCLR subscriber to submit to the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition (though you may subscribe after submitting). 

With a one-year subscription ($15), you may submit one creative nonfiction piece up to 7500 words. With a two-year subscription ($25) or membership in the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, you may submit multiple pieces up to 7500 words. Current two-year subscribers may submit multiple pieces.

Once you have submitted your piece(s) on Submittable, you will receive an email with a link. Follow the link to purchase your subscription. Please direct questions to

To 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

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. 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.