NDR is a literary 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 non-fiction, reviews, interviews, and artwork.  In our 30 years of publication, authors of international renown–National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith, Puschcart Prize-winning Stacey Richter, and former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, 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.


Hannah Reed

Associate Editor
Muriel Leung

Fiction Editor
Rob Howell

Assistant Fiction Editor
Kathleen Boland

Poetry Editor
M.K. Brake

Nonfiction Editor
Michael Rands

Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Mary Pappalardo

Art Director
Laura Theobald

Communications Director
Amy Rossi

Interviews Editor
Anthony Ramstetter

Faculty Advisor
Jennifer S. Davis


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.