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$3.00

Submit up to 5 pages of poems. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions okay; if your work is taken elsewhere, please use the “withdraw” function in our submissions manager.

$3.00

Fiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction welcome. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions okay; if your work is taken elsewhere, please use the “withdraw” function in our submissions manager.

Submit nonfiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash nonfiction welcome. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions okay; if your work is taken elsewhere, please use the “withdraw” function in our submissions manager.

We are looking for reviews of books (all genres) forthcoming or published in the last year or two. That said, we also publish reviews of older, perhaps overlooked gems. We publish book reviews online and reviewers have the option of remaining anonymous.

  1. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words.
  2. Please follow MLA style and format: double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point type, numbered pages, block quotes for quotations longer than four lines, and in-text citations.
  3. At the top of the first page include publication information: book title (subtitle if any), publisher and date of publication, price, and number of pages.
  4. Please submit your review as a Word or rtf document.

A good review should tell the reader what the book is about (without giving away the ending), whether or not the book is successful in its intent, and why the book should be read.

When reviewing academic books, the reviewer should place the book in the context of the field, i.e., stating the book’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to other scholarly work in the field.

The book review editor may make minor edits and/or may have substantial suggestions for changes.

If the book has no redeeming features, please do not review it. Completely negative reviews are not very helpful or rewarding to read.

Please note in cover letter that you'd like a sample copy, specify specific issue if desired (only 38.1 and earlier available), and provide mailing address.

$5.00

To receive a copy of a recent issue of New Orleans Review, please provide name and mailing address. Provide volume and number if you would like a specific back issue; available issues include only 38.1 or earlier.

Please attach your international mailing address.