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Portrait of New England A Literary Magazine 8

About

As New England residents, we don’t need to think back to high school literature to understand the concept of setting. We live it—we breathe it—every day. From the illustrious communities nestled in the mountains of Vermont to the bustling Metrowest of Boston cupping Walden Pond in its palm, we embody a sense of place so overt, so historic, that few other geographic areas can rival it. We desire to grasp your landscape, whether it’s devastating, hilarious, average, or grotesque. In an era dominated by busy and stressed, we want to give you a chance to emanate your truth. And, have no fear: if the only thing you’ve ever written is an Amazon review, all the better. This is not a literary magazine for only professional writers, but developing ones too. Above all else, we are trying to recapture the essence that is so uniquely New England. Our places are filled with characters, with full-fledged stories—the possibilities are endless, really—and we want you to illuminate them. We want you to take us into your place, real or imagined, and we want you to show it to us, to make us feel it through your words.

Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to people with ties to New England.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2018

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 90 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 90 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 90 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 90 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Mar 2024
Last Audited: 03 Jan 2024 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Oct 2018

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