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:

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 ( 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. 

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