Editor & Publisher: Frederick Barthelme
Managing Editor: Pier Rodelon
Senior Editors: Kim Chinquee, Elizabeth Wagner
Contributing Editors: Gary Percesepe, Alan Rossi, Carrie Hoffman, Joan Wilking
Advisory Editors: Angela Ball, Pia Ehrhardt, Jared Hegwood, Beck Ireland, Julia Johnson, Gary Percesepe, Kerri Quinn, James Whorton, Cheryl Wagner, Jurgen Fauth, Victoria Lancelotta, A. Neil Smith, Darlin’ Neal, Vallie Lynn Watson, John Holman
A Note on Content
We accept fiction, poetry, art, photographs, nonfiction, interviews, journalism, and opinion. Thus we invite contributors to send to us any such material at the Submissions link at top of any page. Please reference its category. We will look at everything and publish what we can.
New World Writing is now an online quarterly. We will be publishing four issues yearly, accepting submissions in the first fourteen days of January, April, July, and October. This change is in effect 5/24/22, thus the next submission period will be July 1–14, 2022.
Submissions received outside the designated periods will be returned unread. Thank you for your understanding.
Submissions should be sent only as attachments in MS Word format and should include a short 150–200 word bio note at the end of each submission. All rights (except NWW reprint rights) revert to individual authors upon publication.
How we got here
New World Writing began life as Mississippi Review Online, a personal Web site that the editor (who was then also editor of Mississippi Review, the print magazine) put online in 1995. On departing his editorship of MR, the editor invited those folks who worked on the online version of MR to join him in this new venture. New World Writing (first as Mississippireview.com, and then as BlipMagazine.net) was among the first and most popular literary magazines on the Web. As of 2010, the magazine had more than fifteen hundred stories and poems in its archive, work by such writers as Thom Jones, Ben Marcus, Francine Prose, Padgett Powell, Barry Hannah, Tom Drury, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Bass, Ben Neihart, Brian Oberkirch, Michael Dermansky, Courtney Eldridge, David Ryan, Laurie O’Brien, Jaime Clarke, Stacey Richter, Susan Hubbard, Larry French.
Recent online issues have included work from Bob Hicok, Dorianne Laux, Christine Sneed, Brad Watson, Lori Ostlund, Mary Grimm, Floyd Skloot, George Saunders, Michael Knight, Nin Andrews, Mary Miller, Pamela Painter, James Robison, Kate Braverman, Ann Beattie, Thaisa Frank, Bobbie Ann Mason, Brad Watson, Angela Ball, Diann Blakely, Gary Percesepe, Cathy Hankla, Mary Miller, Bruce Smith, Paul Maliszewski, Curtis Smith, Denise Duhamel, Robert Lopez, Paul Lisicky, George Singleton, Julia Johnson, Meg Pokrass, Kara Candito and many others.
We hope you make the site a regular stop in your Web travels, and we welcome and encourage your participation.