NCLR Author Style Sheet

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

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Fiction Submission Period:
Jan. 1 through Feb. 15

Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition guidelines

Poetry Submission Period:
Apr. 1 through May 15*

James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition guidelines

Creative Nonfiction Submission Period: TBA*
Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition guidelines
* Submission period changing to late summer/early fall in 2018. Exact dates TBA.

Questions about submissions, contact:

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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.

Submission Guidelines

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