General submissions are now open. We're now accepting submissions for our Spring 2017 issue to be published in April/May. Our annual chapbook contest closes Jan. 15th! 

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. We invite you to submit in multiple genres, and only ask that you follow 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.

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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 through hybrid forms and works that engage the reader on an emotional and intellectual level. We enjoy work that celebrates the complexity of the 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. We’re excited to see you move beyond catharsis, to get at the potential of the personal experience. In this genre, questions are as valuable as answers—show us your vulnerability. While we’re open to longer submissions, we prefer essays to come in under 5,000 words. 

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.

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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.