GENERAL GUIDELINES:
 

  Please read our mission to ensure your work is a good fit. Read back issues to get acquainted with the journal. We proudly nominate six authors each year for the Pushcart Prize, two  poets for the “Best New Poets” anthology, and up to eight flash pieces  for the “Best Microfiction” anthology.

  • 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 CAN NOW PAY CONTRIBUTORS A $25 HONORARIUM FOR EVERY PIECE PUBLISHED!
  • 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.
  • Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until December 21, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities."




  • 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 (.docx).
  • A non-refundable $15 reading fee must accompany your submission.
  • Students (past and present), relatives, and close friends of the judge are ineligible.


From December 1-31 only, Newfound accepts unsolicited chapbook-length manuscripts from poets who have not yet published a full-length book. Our open submission period aims to advance the careers of emerging writers by printing their work in beautiful, hand-bound editions. Submissions are open to finalists, but not winners of Newfound prizes. One chapbook is selected annually by Newfound staff.

Publication details:

  • Only open to poets without a full-length book published.
  • No fee, no guest judge, and no prize money.
  • Newfound will design, print, and bind the chapbook. The cover will be decided in cooperation with the winning author.
  • Poet receives 25 contributor copies.
  • Poet receives royalties contract (25% print/50% digital).

Manuscript guidelines:

  • Submit 15 to 30 pages of poetry. Please include no more than one poem per page.
  • Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are acceptable.
  • Elements of the work must in some way explore how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. 
  • All entries must be submitted online via our submission manager and be contained in a single document.
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 Newfound welcomes short stories and self-standing novel excerpts of any length.


Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities." 


Looking to publish flash fiction, micro fiction, or hybrid work? Submit your lovelies to our Flash Fiction section: https://newfoundjournal.submittable.com/submit/23333

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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.


Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities." 


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.





 Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities." 

  •  If you don't hear back from us within six months, please query before sending new work.
  • We do not publish book-length memoir. Submissions longer than 40 pages will not be considered. Longer works can and should be submitted to the Newfound Prose prize:   https://newfound.org/prose-prize/ 
  • For this section, one piece per submission, please. In nonfiction especially, we are open to experimental formats and structures, but we still like to accept one piece rather than picking and choosing within a submission. 
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We will consider submissions of up to 6 poems totaling no more than 10 pages.


Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities." 

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.

We accept simultaneous submissions, however if your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you notify us.


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.


Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, we are reading for "Virtual Realities." 


  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. 


 

Every issue of the journal adheres to a theme. Until September 1, 2019, the theme is "Virtual Realities." 


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