New England Review invites submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and translations in every genre.
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.
We will be open for submissions September 1, 2022, through November 1, 2022—though we may close early if we reach our limit in submissions. We will open again in March 2023. Visit our website for more details.
In December 2023 we will publish an issue dedicated to emerging writers. If you have not yet published a book or full-length collection, and you are willing to have your work considered for that issue, please note that in your submission by clicking the optional "emerging writer" box. All submissions will also be considered for regular issues.
New England Review seeks writing by those born in Ireland or long-term residents of the country for “The Door Left Wide: A Tribute to Eavan Boland” edited by Shara Lessley. Although poetry submissions needn’t be in direct conversation with Boland’s oeuvre, they should reflect her interest in the tensions between history and lived experience. What is being discovered, resisted, remembered in Ireland? Whom from the margins must we, as Boland suggests, “restore to the poetic center”? How are conventional perspectives about landscape, class, queerness, art, identity, myth, empire, history, elegy, migration, technology, or the domestic being collapsed? Can obstacles become poetic collaborators? Where does beauty reside? Where does power? Please send no more than four previously unpublished poems (10 pages max). We are also accepting short remembrances of Eavan Boland, or essays that explicate personal relationships with one of her poems (up to 800 words). NER welcomes submissions by established and emerging writers, including those under-represented in Irish literature. Cover letters should include a sentence verifying your relationship to Ireland. Deadline 9/15/22. No previously published submissions. Publication expected in 2023.