General submissions are open!
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 and email address. We welcome simultaneous submissions with prompt notification if your work is acceptance elsewhere, as well as submissions in multiple genres. Please provide contact information and a brief biography for all submissions, in addition to following each genre's individual guidelines. 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 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.
NDR’s digital media category is intended for works which strive to push the boundaries of writing and genre in a variety of multimedia – video-texts, sound-texts, performance pieces, the documentation of installation poems, visual/concrete poems, comics, interactive writing, or anything else which challenges the borders of medium and genre or might not otherwise be able to be published in a print magazine. Send us your weirdest, most experimental stuff—no “traditional” poetry or prose allowed. Give us experiences that'll remind us why we ever loved – or hated – “writing” in the first place.
Links to any video projects, interactive media or other can be added in lieu of uploading unruly media.