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We are an alternative media company delivered through the print and digital mediums. Queen City Nerve provides a voice for news, culture, arts and music in the Charlotte, N.C. area. We provide local content on a daily basis on our website and bi-weekly in print at over 500 locations throughout Uptown Charlotte and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Born from the former staff of Creative Loafing Charlotte, which was abruptly shut down on Halloween 2018, Queen City Nerve exists to support our communities through investigative and enterprise news reporting on the topics that impact members of our community.

Queen City Nerve welcomes pitches from freelance journalists. To pitch us, please read our guidelines.

If you would like to get in touch regarding wrongdoing or a sensitive issue that deserves more attention, we are open to talking “on background” for stories, which means that we would never use your name in a story or tell anyone that we spoke. Please call or email us to talk more.

STAFF

Publisher
Justin LaFrancois

Editor-in-chief
Ryan Pitkin

Digital Editor
Karie Simmons

Staff Writers
Patrick Moran
Nikolai Mather

Advertising Sales
Renn Wilson

STAFF

Publisher
Justin LaFrancois

Editor-in-chief
Ryan Pitkin

Digital Editor
Karie Simmons

Staff Writers
Patrick Moran
Nikolai Mather

Advertising Sales
Renn Wilson

 


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Suite 10124
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  • North Carolina Press Association (NCPA)
  • Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN)
 

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The Nerve comes out every two weeks on a Wednesday – published 26 times each year

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We send out a Nerve-letter every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a city council roundup called Council Quickies every Tuesday to our email subscribers. Subscribe here to join 15,000 Charlotteans in getting our stories in their inbox.

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News tips can be submitted anonymously at this link. For story pitches, please refer to our submission guidelines.

Yes. We’re not dinosaurs. @queencitynerve on everything.

Yes! Just shoot an email to info@qcnerve.com with your business name and address and we will get it sorted out for you.

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