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GUEST EDITOR CASEY KAYSER

DEADLINE AUGUST 31, 2022 for interviews and literary criticism 

Email queries and/or proposals (not required) to the guest editor at ckayser@uark.edu.

Fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction must be submitted through our competitions, NOT in this category (unless invited by the Guest Editor). 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.     

Submissions on a neglected, forgotten, or overlooked writer will be considered for NCLR's John Ehle Prize, sponsored by Press 53. Submissions on a new writer will be considered for NCLR's new Randall Kenan Prize, sponsored by the Creative Writing program at UNC Chapel Hill. Recipients of these honors receive $250.  

The North Carolina Literary Review is seeking submissions on “Teaching North Carolina Literature.” 

North Carolina Humanities has awarded NCLR a Community Research Grant, funding from which will pay honoraria to the creators of submissions accepted for publication. For this funding, complete submissions are due by August 15. But this initiative will continue beyond the deadline.

Submissions may be related to teaching in K-12 or post-secondary education and might take a variety of forms, including but not limited to a pedagogical essay, a unit or lesson plan, an assignment, or a digital repository of materials related to teaching the work of a (or works by) North Carolina writer(s). Early submissions and proposals are welcome, with the option of receiving revision feedback if submitted by July 1. Find submission instructions on the NCLR website: http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/submissions/.

Essay submissions accepted for publication will appear in NCLR’s open access online issues. Other content—lesson plans and digital projects—will be promoted via NCLR Online and archived in or linked through NCLR’s website, the goal being to make this material widely and easily accessible to teachers. Creators of these submissions will receive $200 to $400 if they meet the grant period deadline above. And if the submission employs NCLR, we  will provide enough copies of that issue for a class (if available).

NCLR is an award-winning publication produced at East Carolina University. Its central mission is to preserve and promote the state’s rich literary tradition. Queries and proposals concerning submissions for this project may be emailed to the editor, Margaret Bauer (BauerM@ecu.edu). NCLR will be collaborating on this project with Carolina K-12.

This project is supported in part by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


DEADLINE OCT 31 (We've set Submittable on 11/1 to allow for different time zones.)

Final judge this year: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle 

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. You may join and/or subscribe after submitting in this category. Your story will not be considered until your membership or subscription is up to date.

Before submitting, please review the complete submission guidelines at:

https://www.ncwriters.org/programs/competitions/doris-betts-fiction-prize/


DEADLINE OCT. 31 (We've set Submittable on 11/1 to allow for different time zones.)

Final judge this year: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even as We Breathe

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, or has a North Carolina connection and is a subscriber of NCLR. Use this submission category for story submission if you do NOT wish to either join the Network or subscribe to NCLR. Before submitting, please review the complete submission guidelines at:

https://www.ncwriters.org/programs/competitions/doris-betts-fiction-prize/

DEADLINE OCT. 31 (for submission and postmark on payment mailed)

Final judge this year: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even as We Breathe

Use this submission category if you wish to pay the submission fee by check or money order rather than online.

To pay submission fees by check or money order, payable to the North Carolina Writers Network, mail check to:

Ed Southern, Director, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1591

Your story will not be considered until payment is received.

  •   Network member and/or NCLR subscriber/NC Literary and Historical Association member: $10 submission fee, payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network
  •   non-member/non-subscriber (must be a NC resident): $20, payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network

Find NCLR subscription information here: http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/subscriptions/

Find information about joining the NC Writers' Network here: http://ncwriters.org

Before submitting, please review the complete submission guidelines for the Betts competition at:

https://www.ncwriters.org/programs/competitions/doris-betts-fiction-prize/


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. (poetry, fiction, and any form of creative nonfiction 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.

Submissions accepted for publication may be eligble for the John Ehle Prize or the Randall Kenan Prize. Find information about these honors in our submission guidelines.

 

North Carolina Literary Review