Welcome to New Orleans Review's Submissions Manager! Below are our current calls for submissions for our digital issues. Please note: as of 2018, we no longer publish print issues.
This is an open call for our queer issue, which will be published in Fall 2020. We are seeking work in fiction, poetry and nonfiction from writers who identify as queer, and book reviews of queer books. While we are interested in work that directly relates to gender and sexual identity, we are equally interested in work by queer writers that does not directly address queerness. Our interviews will also feature queer artists.
Submit up to five pages of poems. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $50 per poem. If your work is taken elsewhere, please use the “withdraw” function in our submissions manager.
Submit fiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction welcome. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length. 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. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length. 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. All submissions will be considered for either/both. While we prefer reviews of books that haven't yet been released or are newly published, we also accept reviews of books that have been largely neglected (often publications from small/independent presses) in the past two or three years. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words. We publish book reviews both in digital issues and throughout the year.
- Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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