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–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.

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.



Laura Theobald

Fiction Editor                              
Kathleen Boland

Poetry Editor                               
Ronnie Peltier

Nonfiction Editor                         
Mary Pappalardo

Assistant Fiction Editors
Alicia Dennis
Garrett Hazelwood

Assistant Poetry Editors
Leah Powell
Vanessa Saunders
Phillip Spotswood

Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Amandine Faucheux

Art Director                                 
Elisa Valenti

Blog Editor
Alicia Dennis

Social Media Director
Tim Jones

Faculty Advisor
Jason Buch




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.