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2025 issues will feature LGBTQ literature of North Carolina

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 identities, issues, and joy. Whether explored through characters, journalism, memoir, poetry, drama, or other genres, these writers – along with other emerging or overlooked NC artists we hope to learn more about – offer us clear-eyed and profoundly enriching narratives about what it means to be queer in the South. This special feature section 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. 

Visit the Submission Guidelines page for full details on submissions.  

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.

Our Guest Feature Editor, Dwight Tanner, teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He earned his PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill.

Guest Feature Editor Dwight Tanner

Check out the 2024 spring issue content here.

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