NOTE: Due to the volume of submissions in the month of May, we've closed print submissions until June 1. We will re-open for fiction and poetry submissions to our print issue then. We remain open for submissions to our Boudin mini-issue on football.


We are open for submissions of poetry and fiction for our Spring 2021 print issue from May 1-August 31, 2020. We are open to submissions of all types to Boudin, our online home, from July 15-March 31 each year. We also are occasionally open for Boudin mini-issues. We're accepting work (fiction, poetry, CNF, hybrid work) for our mini-issue on football until July 31.

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!

In September 2020, we'll publish a mini-issue at Boudin, our online home, focusing on football. We're looking for fiction, poetry, and CNF that engage with and comment on the sport.

For short fiction and CNF, anything under 5,000 words works.

For flash fiction and CNF, send up to three pieces at one time (in the same file), of no more than 1000 words per piece.

For poetry, send up to 6 poems at one time (in the same file).

Our current issue, #57 (2020), is $10. Please include your shipping address.

Contributors to Issue 57 (2020) may purchase additional copies of the issue here for $5.

Back issues available for order:


Issue 56 (2019) - $5

Issue 54 (2017) - $5

Issue 53 (2016) - $5

Issue 52 (2014) - $5

Issue 49 (2011) - $5

All back issues are $5.

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