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2025: NC LGBTQ+ Literature

Randall Kenan. Bertha Harris. David Sedaris. Allan Gurganus. Jim Grimsley.

These are just a handful of North Carolina authors who write openly and passionately about queer issues. Whether explored through characters, journalism, autobiography, poetry, or other genres, these writers offer us clear-eyed and profoundly enriching narratives about what it means to be queer in the South. This special issue of NCLR focuses on NC LGBTQIA+ Literature and its impact on literary and cultural studies.

All submissions must be received by August 31, 2024. Submit final essays/interviews via Submittable. 

And if you know of recent literature by NC writers that should be reviewed in the feature section of the 2025 online issues, please email us at Creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry by or related to the theme should be submitted through relevant contest entries.