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The Carolina Quarterly welcomes unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Submissions are accepted year round, both by mail and through Submittable. Expect four to six months for a decision. We do not reprint previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, expecting that the author will notify us should the work be accepted by another journal. We do not publish work written by employees or students at UNC Chapel Hill. As of Winter 2020, we pay contributors to our print volumes $50 upon publication, plus a free copy of the issue in which the work appears. We read all submissions.

We now accept only electronic submissions. There is a small fee for submitting via this service, comparable to the cost of printing and postage. Electronic submissions are better for the environment, easier to keep track of and can be read any time.