questions about the art and photography in NCLR?

Writers considering photographs and other images for interviews, literary criticism, and nonfiction, see the section on "Other Images in NCLR" below, and contact the editor if you have questions.

Artists should email Diane Rodman, Art Editor.

Artists and Photographers

NCLR welcomes queries/submissions from freelance artists and photographers from North Carolina or whose subject matter is North Carolina.

Artists and photographers may direct the Art Editor to their websites to examine samples of their work. We are particularly interested in (but not limited to) images that reflect the special feature section of the forthcoming issues.

Send attachments only upon request. Upon selection for publication, a 300 dpi at 4x6 inch .tif (preferred) or .jpg of the art/photograph will be requested.

Note that art and photography are reproduced in black and white in our print issues.

Artists/fine art photographers will be asked to complete a form giving NCLR permission to publish the art in our print and/or online issues. Copyright for all images published in NCLR remains with the artist/photographer, gallery/museum, etc.


  • Once an interview or literary criticism (and some creative nonfiction) is accepted for publication, the editors will ask authors to help with acquiring relevant images to feature within the layout.

  • See back issues for ideas about what kinds of images to look for. We will need at least one image per 500 words. We usually use an author photograph and the book jacket of the work under discussion, as well as relevant historical and other photographs related to the content of the interview or essay.

  • NCLR editors and graphic designers ultimately choose which images will be featured within the layout. Authors should not purchase any image scans or rights until they have received the editor’s assurance that the image will be used.

  • Authors must provide complete caption and credit information and a completed permission rights form for any images they provide NCLR for use within the layout of their work. (Download permission form template.)

  • Art for the print issue must be submitted as .tif (preferred) or .jpg files, at least 300 dpi at 3x5 inches (or larger). Lower resolution files might be submitted for NCLR Online content. Images may be submitted via email, but if your email cannot handle sending such large files images can be provided via Dropbox (contact NCLR staff for assistance).