About the North Carolina Folklore Journal

The North Carolina Folklore Journal is published twice a year by the North Carolina Folklore Society.  NCFS members receive a complimentary subscription.

NCFJ publishes studies of North Carolina folklore and folklife, analyses of folklore in Southern literature, and articles whose rigorous or innovative approach pertains to local folklife study. NCFJ operates like an academic journal in that there is no budget to pay writers, but stylistically, pieces published in NCFJ may vary from longer academic work to shorter pieces, both personal and research-based. Profiles of tradition bearers in communities with longtime NC connections and ones recently rooted are welcome, as are pieces that update articles previously published in NCFJ.

To send pitches or for more information regarding submissions, contact the NCFJ editor:


Leanne E. Smith, NCFJ Editor
Mail Stop 555
Department of English
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


In 2003, the North Carolina Society of Historians presented the North Carolina Folklore Society with the Claude Hunter Moore Journal Award for the North Carolina Folklore Journal for “contributions to the collection and preservation, and perpetuation of North Carolina’s rich history.”


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