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. 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.
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 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.
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
Here is the cover of the latest issue: