The McNeese Review Issue 61 (2024) is available for purchase! Back issues, as well as 2-Year, 3-Year, & 5-Year Subscriptions, are also available.

In all genres, we are particularly interested in seeing work from women, people of color, LGBTQ writers, non-binary writers, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.


Submitting to The McNeese Review

Submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for Volume 62 (2025) of The McNeese Review are welcome from June 1st - August 15th, 2024. 

No material published in The McNeese Review may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask only that The McNeese Review be credited with first publication. Submissions for Volume 62 of The McNeese Review are open June 1st - August 15th, 2024.

Please follow the guidelines for the relevant genre of your work and please submit no more than once per reading period (multiple submissions will not be read unless the editors have specifically requested that the writer submit again). Submit only original work. Let us know if your writing borrows from or quotes another writer.

We encourage simultaneous submissions; however, please use Submittable to withdraw your submission if it is accepted by another publication. If you need to withdraw a single poem or piece of flash fiction or nonfiction but wish to keep other work in your submission under consideration, please use the Note feature on Submittable.

No material published in The McNeese Review may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask that The McNeese Review be credited with first publication. All print contributors receive one contributor copy and a $50 honorarium. Contributors outside of the U.S. will receive two additional author copies in lieu of the honorarium.

There is a $3 charge for submitting to help offset production costs. We look forward to reading your work!


Submitting to Boudin

August issue guidelines coming soon!

No material published in Boudin may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask for ourselves only that Boudin be credited with first publication. Unfortunately, we are not a paying market; contributors to Boudin will receive our thanks and the promise that we’ll promote your work.

We encourage you to simultaneously submit your work while it’s under consideration at Boudin. If your submission is accepted by another publication, please email boudin@mcneese.edu to withdraw your work.

Please only submit original work. Let us know if your writing borrows from or quotes another writer.

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We lean toward streamlined prose and restraint. We love stories that quietly question and deconstruct what's taken for granted and stories that approach emotionality indirectly and unconventionally. Genre elements are welcome, though we generally prefer character-driven stories over plot-focused ones. Please share a single story up to 6,000 words or up to three flash pieces, no more than 1,500 words each.

Word documents (.doc or .docx) are required. If formatting issues are a concern, you may also submit your work as a PDF (in addition to the Word document) for reference. Be sure to include your name in the document. 

We encourage simultaneous submissions; however, please use Submittable to withdraw your submission if it is accepted by another publication. If you need to withdraw a single piece of flash fiction but wish to keep other work in your submission under consideration, please use the Note feature on Submittable.

Submit no more than once per reading period and submit only original work. Let us know if your writing borrows from or quotes another writer. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be read.

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We are interested in poetry that engages imagery and sound, and braves the challenge of describing what seems indescribable with a bold, authentic voice. Send us writing that leaves the reader with a revelation, a feeling, a new way of experiencing the world. Please share up to 5 pages of poems.

Word documents (.doc or .docx) are required. If formatting issues are a concern, you may also submit your work as a PDF (in addition to the Word document) for reference. Be sure to include your name in the document.

We encourage simultaneous submissions; however, please use Submittable to withdraw your submission if it is accepted by another publication. If you need to withdraw a single poem but wish to keep other work in your submission under consideration, please use the Note feature on Submittable.

Submit no more than once per reading period and submit only original work. Let us know if your writing borrows from or quotes another writer. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be read.

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We are looking for fresh voices that thrive in vulnerability and are not afraid to bleed on the page. We would love to read your lyric essays, personal narratives, experimental pieces, and hybrids—anything that pushes boundaries while holding emotional resonance. Please share a single piece up to 3,000 words or up to three flash pieces (400–1,000 words each) in a single document.

Word documents (.doc or .docx) are required. If formatting issues are a concern, you may also submit your work as a PDF (in addition to the Word document) for reference. Be sure to include your name in the document.

We encourage simultaneous submissions; however, please use Submittable to withdraw your submission if it is accepted by another publication. If you need to withdraw a single flash piece but wish to keep other work in your submission under consideration, please use the Note feature on Submittable.

Submit no more than once per reading period and submit only original work. Let us know if your writing borrows from or quotes another writer. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be read.
 

Our current issue, #61 (2024) is available for purchase for $15. (U.S. Shipping only.)

$7.50

Back issues of McNeese Review are available for purchase for $7.50. (U.S. Shipping only.)

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