Northern new england review submission form

The Northern New England Review is a literary journal featuring original works of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid texts, and visual art. All our contributors should have an association with northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont), but how that relationship is defined is up to individual artists. The NNER reading period is between Nov 1 and Jan 1. Submissions sent outside of this timeframe will not be considered. We will do our best to respond to every submission, whether or not it is accepted for publication, within three to four months of the submission period’s conclusion. Please include your contact information in your submission file. Thank you!

  • Name:
  • Email address:
  • Preferred pronouns:
  • Bio (70 words max; third-person biographical note):
  • What is your meaningful connection to northern New England
    (Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont)? (30 words max)
  • Submission title:
  • Submission genre (poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, or hybrid genre):
  • Do you confirm that this work is original (your own content) and it has not been published elsewhere, even on your personal social media channels? Y/N
    Upload: Word document (.docx) only

 

Notes

By submitting work to the Northern New England Review, you confirm that this work is your original creation. 

For upload: Word document (docx) only

 

Poetry

Up to three poems may be submitted in one submission period. If you are submitting them together, poems must be in a single file/attachment. Please indicate the titles in the title field. Please do not send multiple files/attachments with this submission form.  

Please include your name and contact information in your Word Docx file.


The Northern New England Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for each piece of poetry accepted for publication, after which all copyrights revert back to the author. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printings or publications. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer payment at this time, but each author whose work is selected to appear in The Northern New England Review will receive two complimentary printed copies of the issue in which their work appears. We do our best to promote our authors all year long, regularly nominating contributors for awards such as the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

 

Short Fiction

We value short prose that innovates and connects; imagery that provokes and astonishes. We want to see the extraordinary hidden within the mundane. We are looking for stories that make fault lines tremble and explore nested realities. We are looking for the peculiar, the wondrous, and the profound. But, most of all, we are looking for distinctive writing and unique voices. Are you reimagining “place” in your prose?


You may submit an original and previously unpublished work of short fiction during each submission period. Each short fiction submission should be no more than 2,500 words in length.

Please include your name and contact information in your Word Docx file.

The Northern New England Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for each piece of short fiction accepted for publication, after which all copyrights revert back to the author. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printings or publications. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer payment at this time, but each author whose work is selected to appear in The Northern New England Review will receive two complimentary printed copies of the issue in which their work appears. We do our best to promote our authors all year long, regularly nominating contributors for awards such as the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.


Creative Nonfiction


We are looking for creative nonfiction that makes us pause and take note. We are looking for language-driven writing, essays with lines so arresting we find ourselves saying them aloud. We are looking for risks within the real and the reality within risks. We are looking for meditative stories but not overly analytical thinkpieces.  

You may an original and previously unpublished work of creative nonfiction during each submission period. Each nonfiction submission should be no more than 2,500 words in length. There are no reading fees for submissions at this time. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask to be notified immediately if the work you’ve submitted has been accepted elsewhere.

Please include your name and contact information in your Word Docx file.
The Northern New England Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for each piece of creative nonfiction accepted for publication, after which all copyrights revert back to the author. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printings or publications.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer payment at this time, but each author whose work is selected to appear in The Northern New England Review will receive two complimentary printed copies of the issue in which their work appears. We do our best to promote our authors all year long, regularly nominating contributors for awards such as the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

 

Hybrid Genre 

We are looking for hybrid work that stuns and delights. We are looking for experimental yet heartfelt works that defy categorization. Test the limits of genre (e.g., propulsive narrative poetry, dialogue as verse, crossword-puzzle poem stories, memoir-in-verse). Surprise us.

You may an original and previously unpublished work of creative nonfiction during each submission period. Each hybrid submission should be no more than 1,000 words in length. There are no reading fees for submissions at this time. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask to be notified immediately if the work you’ve submitted has been accepted elsewhere.

Please include your name and contact information in your Word Docx file.

The Northern New England Review acquires First North American Serial Rights for each hybrid text accepted for publication, after which all copyrights revert back to the author. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printings or publications. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer payment at this time, but each author whose work is selected to appear in The Northern New England Review will receive two complimentary printed copies of the issue in which their work appears. We do our best to promote our authors all year long, regularly nominating contributors for awards such as the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.