Interview and Critical Essay Submission Deadline:
August 31 (for the next year's issue).
Fiction Submission Period:
Jan. 1 through Feb. 15
Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines
Creative Nonfiction Submission Period: Feb. 1 through Mar. 15*
Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines
Poetry Submission Period:
Apr. 1 through May 15*
James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines
* Note new dates for cnf and poetry submissions, starting 2017!
First Prize $250 and publication in nclr
Finalists will also be considered for publication in NCLR and NCLR Online.
NCLR now considers creative nonfiction submissions through The Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize Competition, named for NCLR's Founding Editor. Submission period: Feb. 1–Mar. 15 (This is a NEW reading period for this competition).
Eligibility Criteria & Submission Guidelines
The Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition is open to any writer who fits the NCLR definition of a North Carolina writer: anyone who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter.
** Members of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association receive both the NCLR and the North Carolina Historical Review as part of their membership fees.