Unsolicited pitches and manuscripts may be sent to the editor at any time via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCFJ regularly accepts reviews of nonfiction books and documentaries. While NCFJ does not publish fiction pieces, occasional poems of 25 lines or fewer, including spaces, may be accepted, along with some reviews of fiction writing and film if the reviews address works’ portrayal of NC culture.
Reviews of books, albums, documentaries, other media, etc., may be approximately 1,000-1,500 words.
Photo submissions may vary from a single image capturing an NC cultural moment to an essay of approximately 10-15 images and explanatory captions.
Manuscripts should conform to MLA Style. Please use parenthetical citations in the text of articles (endnotes are fine, too, if necessary), and include a works cited list for sources.
The terms of NCFJ’s copyright agreement for written/visual work are straightforward:
NCFJ requests permission to publish your work and to keep using it in that whole form in the future. While you will still own your work and may reuse it in the future, NCFJ appreciates acknowledgement of the publication presently in question.
— The North Carolina Folklore Journal may publish your article/images in print form.
— The North Carolina Folklore Journal may include your article/images, as originally printed in NCFJ, in future print and digital reproductions of whole articles and issues (i.e., printed or electronic re-issues, back-issue digitization, future electronic publication, etc.).
— The North Carolina Folklore Society holds copyright to the issues of the North Carolina Folklore Journal.
— You retain ownership of your writing/images to revise and reuse for future projects.
— If you repurpose the work published in NCFJ in future projects, please acknowledge the NCFJ issue in which the work appeared (i.e., citations, notes).