Please read our mission to ensure your work is a good fit. Read back issues to get acquainted with the journal. All work is published online bi-annually (spring & fall) and considered for our annual print issue (winter). Those selected for print will receive one contributor’s copy. We proudly nominate six of our authors every year for the Pushcart Prize.
- Journal submissions are closed from May 15th-Aug 15th. Reviews and Translations remain open year round.
- We do not accept previously published material.
- We accept unsolicited simultaneous submissions. Update your submission’s status in Submittable if accepted elsewhere; never email us.
- A brief cover letter is helpful but not required.
- We encourage, but don’t require, web formatted prose (no indents, single-spaced, one space between paragraphs).
- We respond generally within three months. Contact us if longer than four months.
- We are working to be able to pay our writers. We can’t at this time.
- We ask for first serial rights and the right to keep a copy of the publication in our archives. All other rights revert back to the author after publication.
- We ask that authors mention that the work saw first publication in Newfound for future reprints.
- Submit 15 to 60 double-spaced pages of prose (fiction or nonfiction).
- Simultaneous submissions and previously published work are acceptable.
- All entries must be submitted online via our submission manager and be contained in a single document.
- The author’s name should not appear in the document (.doc or .docx).
- A non-refundable $15 reading fee must accompany your submission.
- Students (past and present), relatives, and close friends of the judge are ineligible.
Newfound welcomes short stories and self-standing novel excerpts of any length.
Looking to publish flash fiction, micro fiction, or hybrid work? Submit your lovelies to our Flash Fiction section: https://newfoundjournal.submittable.com/submit/23333
Flash, micro, and hybrid work—if it's brief (<1,000 words) and cutting edge, fiction or nonfiction, we're publishing it.
We will consider up to 3 stories per submission or 3 separate submissions, but no more than 3 per author per submission period.
Looking to publish short stories, essays, or self-standing novel excerpts? Submit your work to our Fiction (https://newfound.submittable.com/submit/1423/fiction) or Creative Nonfiction (https://newfound.submittable.com/submit/1426/creative-nonfiction) sections.
Newfound publishes reviews of books, film, television, music, art, and more that are both timely and relevant to our audience. We like reviews that are critical, complex, creative, and culturally-minded.
Reviews should consider at least one object of culture that has been recently published (within the last year) or is forthcoming. Please send work that is double-spaced, 500-5000 words in length, and includes a short author bio.
If you would like to review a work listed on our reviews page or something we've yet to discover, send a query along with a CV and writing sample.
If you want Newfound to review your work, please submit it to our reviews editors here: https://newfound.submittable.com/submit/82921/review-copies
If you want Newfound to publish your work, please submit to the appropriate section.
Newfound publishes reviews of books, film, television, music, art, and more that are both timely and relevant to our audience. We aim to write reviews that are critical, complex, creative, and culturally-minded.
To potentially be reviewed, submit a review copy or query of a work that has been recently published (within the last year) or is forthcoming. Please include a brief description of the work and a short author bio.
Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee review. We receive many more works than our writers can read and review thoughtfully.
If you want to submit or write a review for Newfound, please submit it or a query to our reviews editors here: https://newfound.submittable.com/submit/1427/reviews
If you want Newfound to publish your creative work, please submit to the appropriate section.
Newfound welcomes translated work of any length or genre. More specifically, fiction can be stories or self-standing novel excerpts of any length. As for poetry, we will consider submissions of up to 6 poems totaling no more than 10 pages.
Include the work in its source
language and any permissions necessary to publish both. You are welcome to include the URL of the original if published online in full, which we might simply link to.
Please submit a bio of the original author along with the bio of the translator.
We welcome all visual media, in color and black& white, that explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.. We consider photography, photojournalism, paintings, drawings, film, video stills, installations and sculpture.
When submitting, a short description of the idea behind the work is helpful, though not necessary. Similarly, captions are helpful where appropriate.
Please take a moment to look at previous artists to get a feel for what Newfound is looking for.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers to fill the following positions at Newfound:
- Assistant Reviews Editor
- Staff Writers
- Public Relations
- Grant Writers
- Copy Editor
- Podcast Editor
- Video Editor
Interested? Don’t see your ideal position but still want to join the team? Send a letter of interest and résumé.