New World Writing is now an online quar­ter­ly. We pub­lish four issues year­ly, accept­ing sub­mis­sions the first 14 days of January, April, July, and October. This is in effect as of May 2022; the next sub­mis­sion peri­od will be July 1–14, 2022. Work received out­side the peri­ods described above will be returned unread. Thank you for your inter­est and understanding.


Submissions should be sent as attach­ments in MS Word for­mat. We tend to pre­fer work of 500 to 2500 words for online read­ing. Please include a short 150–200 word bio note on the last page of each sub­mis­sion. All work should be care­ful­ly edit­ed, proof­read, and spellchecked before sub­mis­sion. All rights (except NWW reprint rights) revert to indi­vid­ual authors upon pub­li­ca­tion. Many thanks for your interest.

If you’d like to sub­mit, please fol­low the link below.


We want to alert all authors send­ing work to New World Writing that our prac­tice is to noti­fy con­trib­u­tors whose work we are not using via a short form note. We hope this does­n’t offend. Given the scarci­ty of staff and the num­ber of sub­mis­sions it is sim­ple necessity.