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, 2021, through November 1, 2021—though we  may close early if we reach our limit in submissions. We will open again in March. Visit our website for more details.

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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, though most of what we publish is shorter than 10,000 words.  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.

Nonfiction: We are looking for a broad range of nonfiction, including interpretive and personal essays, critical  reassessments, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), travel writing, environmental writing, and works in translation. The word limit is 20,000, though most of what we publish is shorter than 10,000 words.

Dramatic Writing: We are looking for short plays, monologues, and screenplays, up to 5,000 words. Please consider that the work must read well on the page. Please  double-space and include word count on the front page or cover letter.

NER Digital: NER Digital is New England Review’s  online project dedicated to original nonfiction writing for the web.  We are not currently seeking submissions in this area, but please check back for new developments next year (2022).

See our website for details.

Thank you for submitting to New England Review!

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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, though most of what we publish is shorter than 10,000 words.  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.

Nonfiction: We are looking for a broad range of nonfiction, including interpretive and personal essays, critical  reassessments, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), travel writing, environmental writing, and works in translation. The word limit is 20,000, though most of what we publish is shorter than 10,000 words.

Dramatic Writing: We are looking for short plays, monologues, and screenplays, up to 5,000 words. Please consider that the work must read well on the page. Please  double-space and include word count on the front page or cover letter.

NER Digital: NER Digital is New England Review’s  online project dedicated to original nonfiction writing for the web.  We are not currently seeking submissions in this area, but please check back for new developments next year (2022).

See our website for details.

Thank you for submitting to New England Review!

New England Review