Frequency: Annually (June)
Latest Issue: 2018, vol. 27
Size: 7.75 x 10"
Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1063-0724
The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by North Carolina writers, as well as interviews, articles, and essays about the state’s authors, literary history, and writing culture. A cross between a scholarly journal and a literary magazine, NCLR has won numerous awards and citations, including five from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals: the Best New Journal award in 1994, the Best Journal Design award in 1999 and 2010, the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2007, and the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2014.
The NCLR is produced at East Carolina University. Started in 1991, it was inspired by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association to be a companion to the North Carolina Historical Review, with a mission to promote and support writers who are a part of the state’s rich literary tradition. NCLR not only introduces new and emerging writers, but also celebrates forgotten authors who have influenced the culture and history of the Old North State.
The print issue is published in the summer. It is available via subscription and in independent bookstores across the state. Since 2012, a separate, open access digital issue (NCLR Online) is published in the winter. The creative writing in both issues is complemented with fine art by North Carolina artists.
Editor since 1997, Margaret D. Bauer is the Rives Chair of Southern Literature and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, where she received the university’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Research and Creative Activity in 2014. She is the author of The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist (1999), William Faulkner’s Legacy (2005), Understanding Tim Gautreaux (2010), and A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O’Hara and Her Literary Daughters (2014), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has also edited two Paul Green books: James Spence’s Green biography and a new critical edition of Green’s play The House of Connelly.
The NCLR has been adopted as an official publication of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Members receive a subscription to the journal as a benefit of membership. For more information, visit our membership page.
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Margaret D. Bauer
Dana Ezzell Lovelace
Stephanie Whitlock Dicken
2017-2018 Editorial Assistants
Michael Ryan Smith
Omar Abdul Sutherland
Melissa (Max) Herbert
Original Art Director
Table of Contents
Number 27, 2018
North Carolina on the Map and in the News
The Famous and Infamous
section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor
From Manteo to Murphy: A Writer’s Personal Journey
an essay by Margaret Maron
Writers Empowering Readers: An Interview with Allan Gurganus
by Zackary Vernon
A Moment on Hooper Lane: How We See, How We Are Seen
an essay by Bland Simpson
Transcendentalism in the Albemarle: The Case of W.O. Saunders
by Brian Edwards
“Into the Vast Unknown”: The Changing Ending of Paul Green’s The Lost Colony
by E. Thomson Shields
Therese Ann Fowler and Maligned Women: Setting the Story Straight on Zelda Fitzgerald and Alva Vanderbilt Belmont
an interview by Sheryl Cornett
a poem by Priscilla Melchior
art by Jamaal Barber
Collard-Kraut and Blueberry BBQ: Discovering Vivian Howard’s Corner of the South
by Sally F. Lawrence
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