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North Carolina Humanities has awarded NCLR a Community Research Grant, funding from which will pay honoraria to the creators of pedagogical submissions accepted for publication. Submissions may be related to teaching North Carolina literature/writers* in K-12 or post-secondary education and might take a variety of forms, including but not limited to a pedagogical essay, a unit or lesson plan, an assignment, or a digital repository of materials related to teaching the work of a (or works by) North Carolina writer(s). Submissions can be directed toward classes in literature, creative writing, history, composition, and more. In other words, we are open to your ideas for participating in this way to our mission to preserve and promote the state's rich literary history.

Complete submissions are due by August 15.
Early submissions and proposals are welcome, with the option of receiving revision feedback if submitted by July 11 (note: extended from previous July 1 deadline for proposals/drafts).
Both submissions and proposals accepted via Submittable.
Click on the SUBMIT ONLINE tab above for information about using Submittable.

Essay submissions accepted for publication will appear in NCLR’s open access online issues. Other content—lesson plans and digital projects—will be promoted via NCLR Online and archived in or linked through NCLR’s website, the goal being to make this material widely and easily accessible to teachers. Creators of these submissions will receive $200 to $400. And if the submission employs NCLR, we will provide enough copies of that issue for a class (if available).

Read a sample pedagogical essay from NCLR Online 2016:
"Hitting Home with the New Story Project: Teaching with the North Carolina Literary Review in North Carolina" by Brian Glover

* As in other submission guidelines, our definition of a North Carolina writer is anyone who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter.

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