NDR is an online literary and arts journal produced by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. Since 1984, NDR has published the work of emerging and established writers. Each issue includes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and artwork. In our 30 years of publication, authors of international renown — Anne Carson, Patricia Smith, Robert Olen Butler, Rosmarie Waldrop, Carmen Giménez Smith, J. Robert Lennon and Alissa Nutting, to name a few — have shared our pages with tomorrow’s literary stars. Our contributors are regularly included in anthologies such as Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, and Best American Poetry.

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.



Ian Lockaby

Assistant Editor                             
Sam Bickford

Fiction Editor                             
David An

Poetry Editor                               
Lauren Burgess

Nonfiction Editor                         
Olivia Muenz

Translations Editors                         
David An
Ian Lockaby

Digital Media Editor                         
Laura Creekmore

Assistant Fiction Editors
Tori Bush
Spencer Dodd

Assistant Poetry Editors
Faith Ellington
Penda Smith

Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Mattie Worsham

Jodi Scott Elliott

Faculty Advisor
Brenna Womer




Past Editorial Staff


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NDR is published by the Creative Writing Program of the Louisiana State University English Department. The statements and opinions included in NDR pages are those of NDR only. Any statements and opinions included in these pages are not those of Louisiana State University or the LSU Board of Supervisors.

NDR retains first North American Serial and Internet Rights. For permission to reprint for any other purpose, contact the authors directly.