Submissions will reopen next year (2024)

County Lines: A Literary Journal, vol. 11 (2024)

Submissions are closed. Congrats to all the folks who submitted their work.

Window: April 15, 2023 to August 15, 2023

Poetry, Short Prose, and Images: Guidelines can be found [at this link]. Submissions must adhere to these guidelines to be considered.

Publication: This 2024 County Lines release will be published as an ebook and printed volume in December of this year. Dust off that manuscript or poem, polish it to perfection, and then submit it today. 

Tell me more about the journal

County Lines: a Literary Journal is published annually by the Tar River Writers Guild, showcasing a curated collection of the finest poetry, prose, and artwork by creators of all ages from all over Franklin County, North Carolina, the United States, and beyond.

The journal features prose, poetry, as well as photography and artwork. Writers and artists whose work is accepted for publication will receive a complimentary copy of the journal. 

All proceeds from sales of the journal help fund the efforts of the Tar River Writers Guild to encourage and assist writers in reaching their creative potential and in its mission to promote writing and writers in the Tar River Valley of North Carolina and beyond.

To help us process the hundreds of submissions we receive each year, please download and read the current guidelines carefully. Guidelines often change from year to year, so be sure to download the most current version. Again, the guidelines can be found [here].