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.
"Does the poem care about line? Is it just prose broken into pieces, or is the author working with the line as a unit of meaning and of sound?"
On the subject of the poetic line, Jeff recommends Dana Gioia’s essay "Thirteen Ways of Thinking about the Poetic Line," originally published in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry. NCLR thanks Dana Gioia and the editors of Measure for permission to share this essay with poets interested in submitting to us.
Download "Thirteen Ways of Thinking about the Poetic Line" PDF,55kb
To read more from NCLR’s poetry editor, order a copy of NCLR 16 (2007).