Please read our complete submissions guidelines before submitting. 

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

To read the full guidelines for the James Applewhite Poetry Prize Competition, including eligibility requirements, click here.

You must be an NCLR subscriber to submit to the James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition (though you may subscribe after submitting). 

With a one-year subscription ($15), submit 1-3 poems. With a two-year subscription ($25), submit 4-5 poems. Members of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (who receive a subscription with their membership) may also submit up to 5 poems.

There are no line restrictions; however, NCLR rarely publishes poetry longer than 2 of our designed pages.

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 contact Suzi Waters, Journals Manager at UNC Press, our distributor: (919) 962-4201 or sww@email.unc.edu

This year, thanks to a generous donation by a Friend of NCLR, the winner of the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize will receive $1000, and if we receive our grant, finalists selected for publication will also receive honoraria (amount to be announced when we receive word on our grant application).

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

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), submit one creative nonfiction piece . With a two-year subscription ($25), two. Current two-year subscribers may submit 2 pieces. Members of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association can submit any number of essays with no additional subscription. 

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 contact Suzi Waters, Journals Manager at UNC Press, our distributor: (919) 962-4201 or sww@email.unc.edu

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

We welcome interviews, essays, and literary criticism for the 2020 special feature section on North Carolina writers living outside of North Carolina.

Fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction must be submitted through our competitions, NOT in this category. Those submission categories will be available for submission when each reading period is open. For more information, see NCLR's full submission guidelines.
Submissions on a neglected, forgotten, or overlooked writer will be considered for NCLR's John Ehle Prize, sponsored by Press 53.
  Please consult the Author Style Sheet before submitting to this category.
  Email queries to the editor at BauerM@ecu.edu.

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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