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We will be open for submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for our Spring 2022 print issue soon. We will be open to submissions of all types to Boudin, our online home soon as well.

Please note that we do not accept multiple submissions from the same writer within a reading period. Multiple submissions will be rejected immediately unless our editors have specifically requested that the writer submit again.

No material published in The McNeese Review or in Boudin may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask for ourselves only that The McNeese Review be credited with first publication. All print contributors receive one contributor copy. We are pleased to also offer a $50 honorarium to print contributors within the U.S. Contributors outside of the U.S. will receive two additional author copies in lieu of the honorarium. Contributors to Boudin will receive our thanks and the promise that we'll promote your work far and wide.

We encourage you to simultaneously submit your work while it's under consideration at The McNeese Review. If your submission is accepted by another publication, please withdraw it from Submittable. If you would like to withdraw a single poem or piece of flash fiction but keep the others under consideration, please email us at mreview [at] mcneese [dot] edu.

Please only submit original work. If your work borrows from or quotes another writer, please make explicit mention of this with your submission, giving full attribution to any material you're using from another source.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Boudin is looking for fiction and poetry for online publication. We welcome all genres and genre-mixing experimental fiction. We are looking for fiction we believe explores new and interesting dimensions of being human, and we will be publishing the work we truly believe in as we get it.

The word limit for all submissions is 20,000.

Be aware that we are not impressed with submissions that fail to uphold respect for marginalized groups of any kind. Additionally, we are not interested in work that hinges on shock value alone.

**Please note that our website is currently moving servers. We will begin publishing again at some point this fall when our website is fully functional. 

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The McNeese Review seeks fiction that jolts, lingers, reinvents, satisfies.

We welcome submissions of short fiction up to 6,000 words or flash fiction of no more than three pieces, under 1,000 words each in a single file. Please note: We only accept one submission per writer per open reading period.

We encourage you to simultaneously submit your work but also ask that you remember to withdraw the submission if it gets accepted elsewhere, with the knowledge that we're happy you've found a suitable home for your story, and notify us through Submittable or email us at mreview@mcneese.edu.

Looking forward to reading your work!

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We're interested in work that engages us with images and sounds and offers us unexpected examinations of the familiar or the bizarre. We want poems that enliven, restore, and/or provoke. We want poems that, to quote Clifton, "come out of wonder, not out of knowing."

We encourage you to simultaneously submit your poems, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to Submittable or email us at mreview@mcneese.edu with the knowledge that we're happy you've found a home for your poems. We welcome submissions of up to three poems at one time in a single file. We only accept one submission per writer per reading period.

We welcome your submission of previously unpublished nonfiction up to 500 - 3,500 words. Send us your flash CNF, your lyric essays, your long-form biomythographies, your literary essays. Send us your genre b(l)ending pieces that defy definition. Please understand that space constraints in the journal limit the number of long essays we can accept, but we are open to long-form pieces, with a preference for shorter pieces and micro-essays. Please refer to our wish list for our specific tastes!

Do not send us work that is discriminatory, gratuitously sexual, or graphically violent.

✨Wish List✨

Rachel is interested in: fairytales, folklore, & mythology, especially stories that are underrepresented… experimental and hybrid writing that has splashes of poetic language, narrative, lyricism, and truth… writing that celebrates the natural world… writing overlaps with other forms of media (movies, television, visual art, podcasts)

Reese is interested in: authentic, vulnerable experiences, queer representation, and under-represented voices! She loves work centered around ecology, the climate crisis, and writing that engages with natural spaces. She wants to read your flash essays and genre-bending prose!

Jack is interested in nonfiction that is stomach flipping and chin dribbling: kitchen wretches avoiding wrecks: the intersection of climate change and the things that define you: the small holes that people fill in and leave you with: experimentation with form, scale and perspective: traditional and alternative food ways: things that had to be said and things that sort of just stumble out.

Our current issue, #58 (2021) is available for purchase for $10. Please include your mailing address in the comments when ordering. Unfortunately we cannot fulfill orders internationally except for contributors.

Contributors to Issue 58 (2021) may purchase additional copies of the issue here for $5.

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