New England Review, one of the United States’ most distinguished literary journals, is accepting submissions from both emerging and established writers.
Founded by poets Sydney Lea and Jay Parini in New Hampshire in 1978, New England Review has been described as “one of the crispest designed and consistently fascinating high-quality literary journals around.”
The quarterly literary magazine seeks to publish traditional narratives as well as challenging experiments in style and form, poetry and works of drama of the highest quality, translations of memorable works from many languages and time periods, far-reaching essays on art and literature, and compelling rediscoveries from our cultural past. Works published in the journal are chosen every year for prestigious awards, including the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize, and inclusion in the Best American anthologies.
The editors welcome and encourage submissions from writers of every nationality, race, religion, and gender, including writers who have never been affiliated with an MFA program and whose perspectives are often underrepresented in the literary world.
New England Review also offers an Award for Emerging Writers. The award provides a full scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for an emerging writer in any genre. This annual award is given to a writer who offers “an unusual and compelling new voice” and who has been published by New England Review over the course of the previous year.
Types of Accepted Submissions
Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, creative writing for the web (NER Digital)
Prose: up to 20,000 words
Poetry: long and short poems, including translations (up to six poems at once)
$20 per page ($50 minimum) for printed work plus two copies of the issue in which the work appears and a one-year subscription.
A flat payment of $50 for online publication plus a one-year subscription to the magazine.
Saturday 30 November 2019
UPDATE: Poetry and nonfiction submissions are open until Saturday 30 November. Fiction submissions have closed early (on 31 October). Please check the New England Review website for updated fiction submission dates.
Visit the New England Review Website to read the full submission guidelines.