General submissions are now OPEN for New Delta Review issue 12.1!
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.
Please direct all submissions to our Submittable account. We welcome simultaneous submissions with prompt notification if your work is accepted elsewhere, as well as submissions in multiple genres. Please provide contact information and a brief biography for all submissions. Current LSU students and faculty are not eligible for publication.
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, contests, and other literary events.
All published work will be eligible for our Matt Clark Editors’ Choice Prizes in Prose and Poetry. The winners of the prize (one prose writer and one poet, selected from the fall and spring issues of the current academic year) will be chosen by the NDR staff and receive $250.
Tell us about places and spaces. Family legends, travel accounts, lyric essays in the form of a grocery list. NDR has a history of embracing experimental and found forms, whatever that means. Show us what you got.
Send us poems that sizzle, that bob and weave. Boisterous poems or quiet poems, form or no form, long or short. Praise odes, mournful elegies, poems for poeming's sake. If you like it, we'd love to read it. Please limit packets to 3-5 poems and don't include your name or email in your submission file.
We welcome fiction of all kinds. Because we are an online journal, we tend to publish shorter fiction pieces. We're also very open to experimental and hybrid forms of fiction. Shoot your shot and give us your best!