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The Carolina Quarterly solicits stories that reimagine what it means to be ourselves and live in our world. This contest will be judged by New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Wallace! We’re connected to our pasts—through stories, histories, and traditions—but we can also imagine other ways of being. These reimaginings may appear as fantastic before they’re realized. But that’s OK. What is unlikely or strange may spark our creativity and reveal new opportunities. For this contest, The CQ is interested in stories that, like Wallace’s novels, bring together the intimate—love and loss, redemption and revenge—and the cosmic—collective burdens of history, planetary concerns, and needs for human meaning.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time contest.

Fiction Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 22 May 2018
Date Added: 13 Nov 2017

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