1. About Us

    The 2013 Spring issue contains print exclusive content judged by well-renowned writers and artists and can be picked up for free around UNC’s campus.

    This year’s judges included:


    Rebecca Lee is professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the author of Bobcat and Other Stories and The City Is a Rising Tide. Her fiction has been read on NPR’s Selected Shorts, and her stories have been published in the Atlantic Monthly and Zoetrope.


    Gabrielle Calvocoressi earned her M.F.A. from Columbia University and will be joining the Creative Writing faculty here at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill next year. She has lectured at Stanford University and taught in the M.F.A. programs at California College of Arts in San Francisco and Warren Wilson College. Her first collection, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, won the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry, and her second book, Apocalyptic Swing, was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including The Paris Review, from which she received the Bernard F. Connors prize for her poem “Circus Fire, 1944.”


    Mary Ann Scherr’s career ranges from automobile to toy design; from fashion design to book illustration. As a goldsmith, Scherr pioneered the use of exotic metals as media for the making of personal adornment and small scale objects. She is internationally recognized for `her unique works and for her research and development of electronic, patented “BODY-MONITORS”. Her sculpture, graphic and product design, jewelry and electronic body-monitors are part of permanent collections world-wide including The Vatican Museum of Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Craft and Design, and The Smithsonian Institution.

    Cellar Door has published the creative output of the undergraduate student-body at Carolina since time immemorial (the mid 70s).

    We release two issues per year and welcome submissions of art, poetry, or prose from all currently enrolled students at UNC. Copies of our latest issue can be found in the Davis and Undergraduate libraries, as well as in the hospitable and aptly literary environs of the Bull’s Head Bookshop.

    If you have any questions or would like to inquire as to submission or involvement, please do not hesitate to contact us at cellardoor.unc@gmail.com.

    Official Cellar Door website coming soon. Stay posted!