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North Carolina Literary Review

Edited by Margaret D. Bauer, East Carolina University

North Carolina Literary Review, Issue 27, 2018

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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Institutional price – $25.00
Foreign Institutional price – $33.00
Foreign Individual price – $23.00

Please contact Suzi Waters for the following:

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Margaret D. Bauer

Art Director
Dana Ezzell Lovelace

Art Editor
Diane Rodman

Poetry Editor
Jeffrey Franklin

Fiction Editor
Liza Wieland

Assistant Editors
Christy Hallberg
Sally Lawrence
Randall Martoccia

Graphic Designers
Karen Baltimore
Stephanie Whitlock Dicken

2017-2018 Editorial Assistants
Steven Brown
Michael Ryan Smith
Omar Abdul Sutherland

2017-2018 Interns
Harley Beechner
Amber Colbert
Elizabeth Grimsley
Samantha Grzybek
Autumn Gunsley
Hannah Hensley
Melissa (Max) Herbert
Kristen Williams

Founding Editor
Alex Albright

Original Art Director
Eva Roberts

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

May 1954
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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Current subscriptions: 500+
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Excess print run is distributed to magazines, book review editors, publishers, agents, writers, and academics across the US.


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To order back issues of Numbers 1-26 please visit the NCLR store at East Carolina University.