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Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline: March 1)

The North Carolina Literary Review is accepting submissions for the 2024 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition. There is $1,000 in prize funding for the winner and finalists selected for publication in NCLR by final judge Rebecca McClanahan.

McClanahan is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, the Wood Prize from Poetry, and the Glasgow Award in Nonfiction for The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, she has also received the N.C. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and four literary fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, among other honors and awards. She teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University (Charlotte) and Rainier Writing Workshop (Pacific Lutheran University) and gives readings, talks, and workshops throughout the country.

Submit essays, memoir, travel writing, and other forms of creative nonfiction, up to 7,500 words, between January 15 and March 1. For eligibility guidelines and submission instructions, go to: There is no required submission fee, but you must subscribe to NCLR or join the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association to submit.

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