General submissions are now closed. We're working hard to bring you a really spectacular Winter issue in December. Thanks for your interest in NDR. We'll open our general submissions in January. Until then, consider submitting to our annual Chapbook Contest judged this year by Douglas Kearney. 

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.

Ends on January 1, 2017$ 8.00
$ 8.00

New Delta Review is thrilled to announce our sixth annual chapbook competition. For this contest, we're looking for bright, inventive, challenging, and mind-bending manuscripts of unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid work.

Judge: Douglas Kearney 
Past Winner: Sean D. Henry-Smith 

UPDATE: From December 5th-December 11th, we're going to have a reduced submission fee period for the chapbook contest. The submission fee will remain $8 for one week, before switching back to its original fee of $17 for the duration of the contest. We're always working to make our journal as accessible as possible, and hope this reduced fee will invite and allow more artists to consider contributing. 

Grand Prize:

  • Publication and 25 author copies
  • $200


  • All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2017 
  • 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.