Please read our complete submissions guidelines before submitting. 

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

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.

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) or membership in the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, submit multiple pieces. 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 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 2019 special feature section. For our posted call for submissions for this issue, go to: http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/issues/next-issue.html

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.

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. 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.

 

One mission of the North Carolina Literary Review is to promote forgotten or neglected writers of the Old North State. To this end, NCLR is collaborating with the Paul Green Foundation to inspire scholarship on the works of North Carolina‚Äôs preeminent playwright. The Paul Green Foundation will provide a $250 honorarium to the author of the best Paul Green-related content accepted for publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Submit for prize consideration by August 1 of each year. These submissions will be sent anonymously to appropriate experts in Green for blind review and a publication recommendation. All submissions will be considered for publication.

Please consult the author style sheet before submitting your manuscript.

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