NCLR Author Style Sheet

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

Or go straight to NCLR Submittable to get started.

Fiction Submission Period:
Jan. 1 through Feb. 15

Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines

Creative Nonfiction Submission Period:
February 15 through April 1

Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
March 15 through Apr. 30

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

Questions about submissions, contact:

Read Duotrope Interview with
NCLR's editor.

We nominate for the following prizes:

The Pushcart Prize
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.

James Applewhite Poetry Prize

the 2019 competition final judge will be ALLISON ADELLE HEDGE COKE

First Prize $250 and publication in nclr

Finalists will also be considered for publication in NCLR and NCLR Online.

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