NCLR Author Style Sheet

NCLR's submission process is entirely online. Click on the SUBMIT ONLINE tab above for directions in using NCLR Submittable.

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Fiction Submission Period: Sept. 15–Oct. 31
Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines

The Betts Prize winner and published finalists will be nominated for the O. Henry Prize anthology.   

Creative Nonfiction Submission Period:
Jan. 15–March 1

Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
Mar. 15 through Apr. 30

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

The prize winners are typically among NCLR's Pushcart Prize nominations.

Our Best of the Net nominations are selected from finalists published in NCLR Online.     

We also nominate for the following honors:

Best American Short Stories
Best American Essays

And we welcome writers to call other contests to our attention. We would be happy to nominate the writing in our pages for appropriate prizes.

Submission Guidelines

East Carolina UniversityNorth Carolina Literary & Historical AssociationUniversity of North Carolina Press