NDR publishes a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, and interviews.
We have eclectic tastes but rarely publish genre fiction. We need more creative non-fiction, short-short stories, and literary works that aren’t afraid to experiment with form. Surprise us. Dare us. Double-dog dare us. Read our journal to get the best idea of the kinds of work we publish.
We ask that you submit no more than three to five poems at one time or one story in standard format with a maximum of 6,000 words.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please indicate that in your cover letter. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
All manuscripts must specify the author's name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Please note that we do not accept email submissions.
We read from August 15 to March 31. We accept submissions year round, but response times will be significantly longer for work sent in the summer.
We ask that you submit no more than three to five poems at one time.
We ask that you submit no more than one story/essay in standard format with a maximum of 6,000 words.
Please use this submission manager to upload book reviews, interviews, essays, or anything else that might be of interest to our publication. Please keep submissions under 6,000 words.
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.