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

Download a 2019 call for submissions to share.

The 2018 special feature topic is North Carolina on the Map and in the News (deadline for submissions has passed).

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

Links to Guidelines for Creative Writing Submissions:

Fiction Submission Period:
Jan. 1 through Feb. 15

Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
March 15 through Apr. 30

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

Creative Nonfiction Submission May 15 through July 1
Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction 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.


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