We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction and poetry year round from writers around the world.
Our staff represents a wide range of diverse identities. We value the voices and stories of all marginalized writers, and offer free submission opportunities throughout the year (see below). We want to emphasize that we are not here to box anyone in, so submissions in prose and poetry can but do not have to engage with the following identities.
In celebration of Black History Month, there are no submission fees for Black writers for the month of February.
In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, there are no submission fees for writers living with both visible and invisible disabilities for the month of March.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, there are no submission fees for all API writers for the month of May, not limited to those living in/born in the US.
In celebration of Pride, there are no submission fees for LGBTQIA2+ writers in June. We are especially interested in trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming voices.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, there are no submission fees for Latinx writers from September 15th to October 15th.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, there are no submission fees during the month of November for all Indigenous writers, not limited to those living in/born the US.
We also want to be clear that writers with the identities above are encouraged to submit year-round. See our submission manager for more details and to submit. All other guidelines are below. We can’t wait to read your brilliant words!
Submit fiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction welcome, but only one piece at a time. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $200, regardless of length.
Submit nonfiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash nonfiction welcome, but only one piece at a time. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $200, regardless of length.
Submit up to five pages of poems. No previously published work (online or in print). Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $100, regardless of length.
We are looking for reviews of books (all genres) forthcoming or published in the last year. We are also interested in reviews of books that have been largely neglected (often publications from small/independent presses) in the past 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words. We publish book reviews online and they can be ascribed to the reviewer or kept anonymous.
All interviews are conducted by current Loyola students or recent graduates as of January 2020, in an effort to connect emerging and established artists across disciplines. Query us (noreview at loyno dot edu) if you’d like to potentially do an interview with us.
Submissions are open year round for Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction for our biannual issues! Note: To avoid a conflict of interest, we do not accept submissions in poetry and prose (with the exception of Book Reviews and Interviews) from current students at Loyola University New Orleans.