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New Delta Review publishes a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews, and artwork. Please read our genre editor statements for a sense of our aesthetics, and check out back issues of our journal, available online. All manuscripts must specify the author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. To submit online, please click HERE.*
Note: fiction submissions will be closed 11/15 to allow us to catch up on reading and responding. We will open fiction submissions again in January. Thank you for your patience!
New Delta Review publishes poems that show distinct artistry (“a poem within each line”) and usually find a way to subvert form (e.g. prose poems reinventing the form of prose poetry). We are looking for work that represents a diversity of experiences through craft and content and demonstrates an awareness of current conversations about poetics. We want to understand what kind of writer you are; include several poems (five max) so that we get a sense of the scope of your art. Please read New Delta Review, particularly our current issue, since our aesthetic shifts from year to year.
We publish fiction in wildly different styles and modes. It’s easy to say, “Please read our journal to get a sense of our aesthetic,” so we will! Please read our journal to get a sense of our aesthetic; current and back issues are available for free, right here, on the internet. After you’ve read, please send us fiction that is emotionally engaging. We also appreciate your (carefully considered) risks with language, content, and form.
While we often publish longer pieces, we prefer our stories to come in at around 3,000 words. We also have a special interest in flash fiction, and brief series of flash pieces.
At New Delta Review, we are looking for experimental essays that explore personal experience though hybrid forms and engage the reader on an emotional and intellectual level. We enjoy work that celebrates the complexity of the nonfiction genre by pairing compelling content with innovative structure. We want to see you, the writer, exploring and questioning through your work, so that we may experience the journey alongside you. In this genre, questions are as valuable as answers—show us your vulnerability.
We will consider artwork in any medium, from traditional (painting, drawing, photography, images of installation/sculpture) to new media (video, animation, and hypertext). Please consider our online format, and the possibilities of art on the web, when submitting your work.
We value your submissions. While we can’t pay all of our contributors, all published work will be eligible for our Matt Clark Editors’ Prize in Prose and Poetry. The winners of the prize, two each year (one in prose and one in poetry) will receive $250, and will be chosen by NDR editors from recent contributors to our issues.
Entries for 2014-2015 prize year must be received by April 1st. No additional entry fee required.
We ask that you pay a small fee ($3.00) for each electronic submission of your original work. A third of the fee goes towards credit card processing and the submission manager, and the other two thirds go towards supporting our journal and helping us continue to bring fantastic literature to the public at no cost. We sincerely thank you for this kindness.
Expect a reply four to six months after you submit, though we try our best to respond more quickly.
To submit online, please click HERE.*
Hard Copy Submissions
As part of our commitment to the environment, NDR will no longer be accepting hard copy submissions effective December 1, 2014. Our journal lives on the internet, and by moving our submissions process online, we can reduce waste and improve our response time. Thank you for your understanding.