Interview and Critical Essay Submission Deadline:
First Prize $250 and publication in nclr
Sponsored by a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
NCLR considers poetry submissions only through The James Applewhite Poetry Prize Competition. Submission period: March 15–May 1. Finalists will be considered for publication in NCLR.
Eligibility Criteria & Submission Guidelines
* 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.
NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin will select poems to be published in the next year’s issue from the submissions to this competition. James Applewhite will choose the winning poem from these finalists.
The winner and finalists will be publicly announced in September at the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming, held annually at East Carolina University in Greenville. All who submit will also receive notification of the competition results via email; you do not need to be present to participate in the competition. A press release will be posted on the NCLR website and on NCLR’s Facebook page, as well as sent out to the media.
The winning poem and select finalists will be published in the following year’s issue of the North Carolina Literary Review. The authors of the published poems will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their poem(s) appear(s).