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.
ANNOUNCING: 2017 competition judge:
Elizabeth Hudson, Editor of Our State magazine
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.