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.
Send us what you got!
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.
We welcome all kinds of fiction from all different voice, but because we are an online journal, we tend to publish shorter works, but there's no set in stone word count. Shoot your shot and send us your best!
Send us up to five poems in a single document with each poem starting on a new page.