Submissions are now open. Our general submissions for the Winter issue will stay open through November. Thanks for your interest in NDR. We look forward to hearing from you. 

NDR publishes a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, and interviews. Please check out our genre editor statements for a better idea of what kind of work our editors are looking for.

All manuscripts must specify the author's name, phone number, and email address. We welcome simultaneous submissions with prompt notification if your work is acceptance elsewhere. 

As a journal we are committed to publishing underrepresented voices, and aim to foster diversity in our issues. Although we ask for a small fee for our general submissions, this fee helps us sustain and extend this practice into our community by hosting and supporting readings and other literary events.

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We publish fiction in wildly different styles and modes. It’s easy to say, “Please read our journal to get a sense of our aesthetic,” so we will! Please read our journal to get a sense of our aesthetic; current and back issues are available for free, right here, on the internet. After you’ve read, please send us fiction that is emotionally engaging. We also appreciate your (carefully considered) risks with language, content, and form.

While we reserve the right to publish longer pieces, we prefer our stories to come in at around 3,000 words. We also have a special interest in flash fiction, and brief series of flash pieces.

We value your submissions. While we can’t pay all of our contributors, all published work will be eligible for our Matt Clark Editors’ Prize in Prose and Poetry. The winners of the prize, two each year (one in prose and one in poetry) will receive $250, and will be chosen by NDR Editors from contributors to our issue.

Entries for 2016-2017 prize year must be received by April 1, 2017. No additional entry fee required.

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New Delta Review publishes poems that show distinct artistry (“a poem within each line”) and usually find a way to subvert form (e.g. prose poems reinventing the form of prose poetry). We are looking for work that represents a diversity of experiences through craft and content and demonstrates an awareness of current conversations about poetics. We want to understand what kind of writer you are; include several poems (five max) so that we get a sense of the scope of your art. Please read New Delta Review, particularly our current issue, since our aesthetics shift from year to year.

We value your submissions! While we can’t pay all of our contributors, all published work will be eligible for our Matt Clark Editors’ Prize in Prose and Poetry. The winners of the prize, two each year (one in prose and one in poetry) will receive $250, and will be chosen by NDR editors from recent contributors to our issues.

Entries for 2016-2017 prize year must be received by April 1, 2017. No additional entry fee required.

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At New Delta Review, we are looking for experimental essays that explore personal experience though hybrid forms and engage the reader on an emotional and intellectual level. We enjoy work that celebrates the complexity of the nonfiction genre by pairing compelling content with innovative structure. We want to see you, the writer, exploring ­­and questioning through your work, so that we may experience the journey alongside you. In this genre, questions are as valuable as answers—show us your vulnerability. 

We value your submissions! While we can’t pay all of our contributors, all published work will be eligible for our Matt Clark Editors’ Prize in Prose and Poetry. The winners of the prize, two each year (one in prose and one in poetry), will receive $250, and will be chosen by NDR Editors from recent contributors to our issues.

Entries for 2016-2017 prize year must be received by April 1, 2017. No additional entry fee required.


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We will consider artwork in any medium, from traditional (painting, drawing, photography, images of installation/sculpture) to new media (video, animation, and hypertext). Please consider our online format, and the possibilities of art on the web, when submitting your work.

For image submissions, please attach med-res JPGS (no larger than 4MB). For video/new media submissions, links are acceptable.

If you are sending new media artwork, bear in mind that we will link it from this website, which is somewhat limited in its ability to host microsites and large media files. This may require hosting your work on a third party site.

With all submissions, please include a brief artist’s statement/description of project, bio, and contact information.

Photographers, please consider our Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest, open until October 1, 2016. 

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Please use this submission manager to submit book reviews, interviews, essays, or anything else that might be of interest to our publication. Please keep submissions under 6,000 words. 

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New Delta Review is now accepting submissions for the annual Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Flash Fiction. For this contest, New Delta Review seeks short fiction (1500 words or less) that stuns. We look for a full narrative in a small package, where every sentence contributes something necessary and integral to the whole. 

Judge
Tbd
Prize: $400 and publication in the Winter 2016 Issue of New Delta Review
Deadline: October 1st
Entry Fee: $10

About the contest:

Ryan R. Gibbs (1981-2012) was a gifted editor for New Delta Review, an incredible writer of fiction and screenplays, a talented photographer, and, above all, a dear friend. New Delta Review is honored to host this annual award in his honor, made possible by a generous endowment from his parents.


Additional Submission Guidelines:
  • All entries must be previously unpublished.
  • One submission per entrant, although you may submit more than one entry if you pay a new entry fee.
  • All work must be submitted through our electronic system. 
  • Submissions will first be read by the staff of New Delta Review, and finalists will be passed on for judging.
  • Family, friends, and students of the judge are ineligible for participation in the contest and will be disqualified. In addition, students currently enrolled at Louisiana State University are ineligible for participation in this contest. 
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New Delta Review is now accepting submissions for the annual Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography. For this contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of photographs that will serve as the online cover pages for our journal’s winter issue. Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist's choosing. This contest goes hand-in-hand with our short fiction contest, which seeks a full narrative in 1500 words or less. 

Learn more about our journal here, and check out the stunning work of last year's winner here.

Judge: Tbd
Prize: $400 and publication in the Winter 2016 Issue of New Delta Review
Deadline: October 1st
Entry Fee: $10


Additional Submission Guidelines
  • All entries must be previously unpublished and original work of the entrant.
  • All work must be submitted through our electronic system.
  • Send only high quality med-res JPG files.
  • Please submit 5-11 photographs as JPG or as a single zip file. 
  • Submissions will first be reviewed by our Editor and Art Director, and finalists will be passed on for judging.
  • Family, friends, and previous students of the judge are ineligible for participation in the contest. In addition, students currently enrolled at Louisiana State University and faculty members at Louisiana State University are ineligible for participation in this contest.
  • If you have any problems submitting, please send an email to newdeltarev@gmail.com.
About the contest: This award is in honor of Ryan R. Gibbs (1981-2012), a gifted editor for New Delta Review, an incredible writer of fiction and screenplays, a talented photographer, and, above all, a dear friend. New Delta Review is honored to host this annual award in his honor, made possible by a generous endowment from his parents.