The Carolina Quarterly publishes a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and artwork three times a year. Approximately 1,000 copies are distributed to readers locally and to individual subscribers, public and university libraries, and bookstores in the United States and overseas. Back issues are sold throughout the year. Free online access to the full-text of our issues is available to every UNC student.
The Carolina Quarterly has been publishing the work of established and emergent writers for more than sixty years. Recent issues have featured James Gordon Bennett, Megan Mayhew Bergman, William Virgil Davis, Aaron Gwyn, K.A. Hays, Matt Hart, Cary Holladay, Caitlin Horrocks, Mark Jarman, William Logan, Peter Munro, Valerie Sayers, Joan I. Seigel, George Singleton, Matthew Volmer, G.C. Waldrep, Theordore Worozbyt, Robert Wrigley, and more. Works published in The Carolina Quarterly have appeared in New Stories from the South, Best of the South, Poetry Daily, O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prizes, and Best American Short Stories.