Please read our complete submissions guidelines before submitting. 

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

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:

http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/competitions/3586-doris-betts-fiction-prize

$20.00

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

http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/competitions/3586-doris-betts-fiction-prize

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 have a NC connection): $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/index.php/2-uncategorised/9245-join-2

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

http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/competitions/3586-doris-betts-fiction-prize

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.