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NCLR: 2023 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition

The North Carolina Literary Review is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition. We have $1000 in prize funding for the winner and finalists selected for publication in NCLR by final judge James Tate Hill, Greensboro teacher and author of the memoir Blind Man’s Bluff.

Submit essays, memoir, travel writing, and other forms of creative nonfiction, up to 7500 words, between January 15 and March 1. For eligibility guidelines and submission instructions, go to: We require no submission fee, but you must subscribe or join the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association to submit

See back issues for previous years’ winners and finalists. For subscription information, go to

*Hear the ‘22 Albright finalists live in February! Two events:
-Thursday Feb 9th in person at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro at 6:30pm. Hear ‘22 winner Audrey Jennifer Smith with finalists Angela Belcher Epps and Blaise Kielar
-Sunday Feb 12th online on Wordplay Radio at 5:00pm hear finalist Lockie Hunter with Editor Margaret Bauer