Literary magazine New Orleans Review is currently accepting work for a Shakespeare-inspired special issue. The issue will be published in 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the great writer’s death.
Submissions can “riff on, respond to, reimagine, or recast any of Shakespeare’s works”. The editors of New Orleans review are hoping to receive a wide variety of interpretations of the theme – from poetry to fiction, from radio plays to experimental texts.
Prose submissions can be up to 7500 words and poetry submissions should be no more than five pages. All work must be previously unpublished but simultaneous submissions are accepted. All contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue.
Submissions close on 31 December 2015. For full details see New Orleans Review’s submissions page.
New Orleans Review is also considering work on any theme for its web features series. Fiction and non-fiction may be up to 2500 words and poetry submissions can be up to five pages. Book reviews and interviews are also being accepted; see NOR’s website for full details.
About New Orleans Review
New Orleans Review is a journal of contemporary literature and culture based at the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.
Since its founding in 1968, the journal has published an eclectic variety of work by established and emerging writers, including: Walker Percy, Pablo Neruda, Ellen Gilchrist, Nelson Algren, Hunter S. Thompson, John Kennedy Toole, Richard Brautigan, Joyce Carol Oates, James Sallis, Jack Gilbert, Paul Hoover, Tess Gallagher, Sherman Alexie, Valerie Martin, Annie Dillard, Everette Maddox, Julio Cortazar, Gordon Lish, Robert Walser, Mark Halliday, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Harper, Angela Ball, Diane Wakoski, Dermot Bolger, Ernest J. Gaines, Roddy Doyle, William Kotzwinkle, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Arnost Lustig, Raymond Queneau, Yusef Komunyakaa, Michael Martone, Matthea Harvey, Bill Cotter, D.A. Powell, Rikki Ducornet, Ed Skoog, and many others.
Work published in the New Orleans Review has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories From the South, Utne Reader, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies.