New England Review welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, and NER Digital's "Confluences" series. 

We 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.

Your cover letter should state the genre and title(s) of the submission, as well as anything else you would like the  editors to know about you or your work. 

Our submissions period, like everything else, is a little different this year. We will be open the following dates in 2020:

NONFICTION and NER DIGITAL "Confluences" series: September 15 to November 15 (2020).

FICTION: November 1 to November 30 (2020).

POETRY: Closed until March 1 (2021).

Please see our website for details.

Subscribe or renew today at our reduced Writers' Rates—$30/year (4 issues)—and submit your work for FREE.


Nonfiction and NER Digital: September 15 to November 15, 2020.

Fiction: November 1 to November 30, 2020. 

Poetry: March 1, 2021.


PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT in genres that are not open.

Work submitted in genres that are not open will be returned unread.


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Nonfiction & Other:  We are looking for a broad range of nonfiction, as well as screenplays,  dramatic works, and works in translation. Among the types of nonfiction NER publishes are interpretive and personal essays, critical  reassessments, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), travel writing, and  environmental writing. The word limit is 20,000.

NER Digital: NER Digital is New England Review’s  online project dedicated to original nonfiction writing for the web.  Our current series—“Confluences”—presents writers’ encounters with other  works of art in any media. We are seeking brief essays, 500 to 1000  words, in response to a book, play, poem, film, painting, sculpture,  building, or other work of art.

Fiction: We  are looking for short stories, short shorts, novellas, novel excerpts  (if they can stand alone), and translations. The word limit is 20,000.  Please send only one piece at a time, unless the pieces are very short  (under 1,000 words), in which case send up to three. Reminder: do not  resubmit a story that you’ve sent in the past.

Poetry: We are looking  for long and short poems, including translations. Please send no more  than six poems at once, and upload them as a single file. If you need to  withdraw part of your submission, please simply add a note to your submission in Submittable.

See our website for details.

Thank you for submitting to New England Review!

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Nonfiction and NER Digital: September 15 to November 15, 2020.

Fiction: November 1 to November 30, 2020.

Poetry: March 1, 2021.


Submission fee: $3


PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT in genres that are not open.

Work submitted in genres that are not open will be returned unread.


* * * 

Nonfiction & Other:  We are looking for a broad range of nonfiction, as well as dramatic works and essays in translation. Among the types of nonfiction NER publishes are interpretive and personal essays, critical  reassessments, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), travel writing, and  environmental writing. The word limit is 20,000.

NER Digital: NER Digital is New England Review’s  online project dedicated to original nonfiction writing for the web.  Our current series—“Confluences”—presents writers’ encounters with other  works of art in any media. We are seeking brief essays, 500 to 1000  words, in response to a book, play, poem, film, painting, sculpture,  building, or other work of art.

Fiction: We  are looking for short stories, short shorts, novellas, novel excerpts  (if they can stand alone), and translations. The word limit is 20,000.  Please send only one piece at a time, unless the pieces are very short  (under 1,000 words), in which case send up to three. Reminder: do not  resubmit a story that you’ve sent in the past.

Poetry: We are looking  for long and short poems, including translations. Please send no more  than six poems at once, and upload them as a single file. If you need to  withdraw part of your submission, please simply add a note to your submission in Submittable.

See our website for details.

Thank you for submitting to New England Review! 

New England Review