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The Carolina Quarterly
About The Carolina Quarterly: The Carolina Quarterly has been habitually nascent since 1948. Edited by graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill, we welcome work by established writers and the soon-to-be.
510 Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 408-7786
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-4/30 Response time: 4 Months Payment: 2 copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0008-6797 Founded: 1948 Issues per year: 3 Copy price: $9 Average pages: 112 Sample price (postpaid): $6 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $24 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $30
Publisher’s description: The history of the journal that was to become The Carolina Quarterly stretches back to 1844. Published under its current title since 1948, CQ has long been a home for the works of up-and-coming authors who soon establish themselves as significant voices in the American literary landscape, including A. R. Ammons, T. C. Boyle, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo, Annie Dillard, Louise Erdrich, Ha Jin, Denis Johnson, Denise Levertov, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lee Smith. Works published in The Carolina Quarterly have appeared in New Stories from the South, Best of the South, Poetry Daily, O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prizes, and Best American Short Stories.
The Carolina Quarterly publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews three times a year. Our staff of graduate and undergraduate students gives careful attention to every submission. Beyond the over 1000 copies sent to subscribers around the world, free online access to our issues is available to every UNC-Chapel Hill student (30,000 potential readers).
Recent issues have featured James Gordon Bennett, Megan Mayhew Bergman, William Virgil Davis, Aaron Gwyn, K.A. Hays, Cary Holladay, Caitlin Horrocks, Valerie Sayers, Joan I. Seigel, George Singleton, Matthew Volmer, G.C. Waldrep, Theordore Worozbyt, Robert Wrigley, and more.
2013 marks CQ’s 65th year of publication. To celebrate, the Spring 2013 issue features a complete redesign, with a crisp interior layout and sharp new cover. The issue includes an interview with Mary Karr, Marc Berely’s tale of a best friend who brandishes butter knives and reeks of “hurt animal,” plus Matthew Gavin Frank’s state-by-state elegy for his father and Leonid Tishkov’s photographic series “Private Moon.” Also: Rebecca Bagget, John F. Buckley, Sarah Carey, Jack Christian, Eli Connaughton, Krystin Gollihue, Aaron Hamburger, Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, Dale Roche-Lebrec, Michael Martin, Corinna Rosendhal, Elliot Sanders, Russel Swensen, Geminia Wahhaj, and more.
The Winter 2012 issue of The Carolina Quarterly features poetry by Emily Blake Alverson, Marty McConnell, Lola Haskins, Sara E. Lamers, Dana Roeser, Lois Marie Harrod, Harold Whit Williams, and Craig Beaven with fiction by Johannes Lichtman, Victoria Kelly, Suzanne Matson, and Scott Gould. Plus nonfiction by An Tran and art by Constance Pappalardo, Judith Ernst, and Jim Haberman.
Issue 62.2. In Anya Groner’s “Gorilla and the Protégé,” a girl’s thirteenth birthday party takes a turn for the strange when her father brings home a gorilla. Jessica Hendry Nelson explores questions of drug abuse, sibling rivalry, and beach culture ennui in “If Only You People Could Follow Directions.” Seth Perlow’s poems show how Charmin’s quest to make ever-softer toilet paper is a lot like life. And Willy Conley’s photo series “Human Sign Language” captures the sometimes perplexing signage we leave behind. All this, plus: Caitlin Bailey, Stuart Nadler, Shelley Puhak, Ben Purkert, Greg Schutz, Elizabeth Weld, Corrie Williamson, and more.
last updated 05/09/2013