NCLR Author Style Sheet

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

NEW! Creative Nonfiction Submission Period:
Jan. 15–Mar. 1

Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
March 15 through Apr. 30

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

James Applewhite Poetry Prize

The 2021 Final Judge is 2018 Applewhite Prize winner Catherine Carter.

First Prize $250 and publication in nclr 2022

Finalists will also be considered for publication in NCLR and NCLR Online, and poets will receive $25–$100.

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