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By publishing new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, New England Review encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, while also providing publishing opportunities to writers at all stages in their careers. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries. New England Review exists in a place apart from mass culture, where speed and information overload are the norm. Serious writing is given serious attention, from the painstaking selection process through careful editing and publication, where finally the writer’s words meet up with a curious and dedicated readership.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1978

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 94 days from now) through 01 November 2024. 2

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 20,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 20,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $20 per page, with a minimum of $50.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager (fees apply). Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Among the types of nonfiction NER publishes are interpretive and personal essays, critical reassessments, interviews, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), “Letters from Abroad,” and “Letters from American Places.”

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 94 days from now) through 01 November 2024. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 20,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Music (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Performing Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Visual Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $20 per page, with a minimum of $50.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager (fees apply). Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

We are looking for long and short poems.

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 94 days from now) through 01 November 2024. 9

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Long poetry, Short poetry.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $20 per page, with a minimum of $50.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager (fees apply). Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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New England Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Poetry Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 559 reports from 449 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 97.4 mean avg | 96.0 median | 361 max days (50.1 std dev)
Responses93.56 %
Acceptances0.89 % of submissions accepted (158.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.11 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections92.67 % (99.4 avg. days per rejection) | 14.7 % personal, 60.4 % form, 24.9 % unspecified
Non-Responses6.44 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded0.18 % (361.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals6.26 % (51.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending178 responses are pending (28 min | 65.4 mean avg | 65.0 median | 242 max days waiting | 21.4 std dev) from 176 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00. (60.5 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 98.7 % paid fees.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 2 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 27 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 06 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 17 May 2024
Last Audited: 22 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 13 Aug 2005

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