Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Next Issue Call for Submissions

Interview and Critical Essay Submission Deadline:
August 31 (for the next year's issue).

Fiction Submission Period:
Jan. 1 through Feb. 15

Poetry Submission Period:
March 15 through May 1
Creative Noniction Submission Period:
June 15 through Aug. 1

Questions about submissions, contact:

the Editor

NCLR's submission process is entirely online. Click on NCLR Submittable to get started.

Submit Online

ATTENTION CREATIVE WRITERS: Please note the reading periods for the different creative genres NCLR publishes. Review the submission Guidelines before beginning our online submission process. See also the NCLR Author Style Sheet.

Online Submissions

The North Carolina Literary Review is no longer accepting submissions via US mail. NCLR is now using Submittable.com to accept online submissions.

After you have reviewed the submission guidelines to determine whether the reading period of your genre is currently open, click to open NCLR Submittable in a new window. Follow the directions below to upload your submission to this site.

Directions for NLCR Submittable:

  • Click on the appropriate submission category.

    • If you are not already a registered user of Submittable, you will be prompted to create an account before proceeding beyond this step.

    • If you already have a Submittable account, log in and proceed with the submission process.

    • If the category of your submission does not appear, review NCLR's submission guidelines to determine when the reading period for that genre opens.

      Note that the fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction competitions require submission fees (unless waived to subscribers--see guidelines). And we only read submissions in these genres through these competitions.

 

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