Thank you for thinking of The McNeese Review.
Our next print issue, Volume 55, will publish in Spring 2018. Submissions are now open. The theme is "Empathy," however you might apply it. We're interested in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and visual art. We would especially like to find a long-form anchor piece for the issue.
We also look for work to publish online--unpublished short fiction, poetry, literary
nonfiction, translations, interviews, and original art and photographs. Reading for the online site is done separately from the print issue.
Please send us something. We look forward to reading.
Submissions for The McNeese Review Online are now open. During the academic year we accept submissions on a rolling basis. Because of the medium, these pieces tend to be shorter (prose, for instance, up to about 1,000 words max). McNeese Review Online accepts submissions in the following categories:
Reviews [of books, especially those underrepresented in the media]
Interviews [mostly of writers, poets, publishers, creative writing teachers, et al]
Rec Room [where writers and poets recommend other artists]
Louisiana [and the Gulf region]
(Please specify category in your cover letter.)
We’ll consider re-posting quality work posted or published elsewhere. If we take it first we only ask for a 30-day head start before you publish it again.
Payment in all cases will be the satisfying glow of a job well done, our eternal admiration, and as wide and growing an audience as we can provide.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** Work submitted through this category (McNeese Review Online) will only be considered for publication in The McNeese Review's website. Work in this category will not be considered for The McNeese Review print journal.
We welcome your submission of unpublished short fiction up to 5,000 words. Please understand that while space constraints in the journal limit the number of long stories we can accept, we are looking for one good long prose piece to serve as an anchor for this issue, as well as shorter stories and even microfictions. Our theme for this issue is "Empathy," but we will read any work.
Our editorial values include clarity of image, complex worldviews, genuine emotion, character, coherency, compression, and all the right words put in interesting combinations.
We welcome your submission of unpublished nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Please understand that space constraints in the journal limit the number of long essays we can accept, but we are looking specifically for a long-form piece this time, as well as shorter pieces and even micro-essays. Our theme for this issue is "Empathy," but we will read any work.
Any approach, style, or form will be considered.
We welcome your submission of up to five unpublished poems or poems in translation. Our theme for this issue is "Empathy," but we will read any work.
Our editorial values include clarity of image, compression, and all the right words in interesting combinations.
We welcome your submissions of unpublished translations of short fiction or essays up to 5,000 words. Our theme for this issue is "Empathy," but we will read any work.
What we're looking for are excellent voices from other languages that might not otherwise be heard here in the States.
We welcome your submission of unpublished art and photography. Cover art will be printed in four colors; interior pages are one-color. Our theme for this issue is "Empathy," but we will have a look at any work.
We're also always on the lookout for visual art in full color to publish online at our site.