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

Submit essays and interviews for the 2019 issuee here. See below for Creative Writing submissions.

Download a 2019 call for submissions to share.

NCLR 2020 will feature NC writers living and/or setting their works outside of the Old North State.

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.

Many submissions for this special feature section could be eligible for NCLR's new John Ehle Prize.

Submit your essays and interviews on African American writers here by August 31.

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