General submissions are now closed for our 2015 December/Winter Issue. Thank you to everyone who sent in work. Our open reading period will resume in January. 

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; please indicate in your cover letter and notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Thank you for the opportunity to read your work! 

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$17.00 USD

Size limit: 45 pages

New Delta Review is thrilled to announce our fifth annual chapbook competition. We're looking for brilliant, inventive, moving, and mind-bending manuscripts of unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid work.

Grand Prize:

  • Publication of print chapbook in Spring 2016
  • $200
  • 25 author copies


  • All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2016 (extended deadline) 
  • All submissions require a $17 entry fee and must be entered to NDR through Submittable. 
  • Manuscripts should be 20-40 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information.
  • Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.

About the Journal:

New Delta Review is a literary journal run by graduate students in the MFA program at Louisiana State University. For more information, and to take a look at what we’ve published in the past, visit our online journal at