For writers’ guidelines and submission instructions,
click on the SUBMISSIONS tab above right.

Email the editor if you have an idea for a future special feature section topic.

We are looking for someone to guest edit a feature section on Disability Literature (of NC). 

Links to Guidelines for Creative Writing Submissions:

Fiction Submission Period:
September 15-October 31

Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines

Creative Nonfiction NEW Submission Period:
January 15 through March 1

Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
March 15 through Apr. 30

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

Creative writing submissions do NOT have to relate to the special feature topic.

Creative submissions related to the special feature topic must still be submitted within the reading period for the genre.


Find the 2021 print issue working table of contents here. 

Click on SUBMISSIONS above for full submission guidelines.  

Submit literary criticism and interviews for the next special feature section here by August 31.

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