Submissions are open from September 1st - March 30th.  


New South seeks to publish high-quality work, regardless of genre, form, or regional ties. We are looking for what is new, what is fresh, what is different, whether it comes from the southern United States, the south of India, or the north, east or west of anywhere. Of course, the best way to figure out what our editors are interested in would be to read a copy of New South. 


Due to the volume of the submissions we receive, we can publish only a small number of the poems, essays, and stories submitted to us. We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, but please notify us as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. We typically take no more than 3-5 months to respond. 

  • Fiction: Submit one story up to 7,500 words in length, or up to five short-shorts under 1,000 words each.
  • Poetry: Submit up to five poems per document.
  • Essays: Submit creative nonfiction or lyric essay up to 7,500 words in length. 

New South only considers unpublished work and acquires first North American serial rights. 


Thank you for letting us consider your work.

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 Contest Guidelines:

The 2019 New South Writing Contest will be be judged by Kristen Arnett in prose and Paige Lewis in poetry. 

New South's contest is open to writers who have not yet published more than one book of prose or poetry (chapbooks are fine). The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner's up prize in each category. Your $18 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to New South.You may submit electronically via Submittable ONLY. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest category; regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest.  All paper mailed entries will be destroyed.

The deadline for contest submissions is April 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. (Submittable submissions will close automatically). 

Each entry must include: 1) A reading fee of eighteen dollars ($18). Entry fee includes a one year subscription to the journal! 2) The submitter's contact info, including a mailing address for your subscription. (Do not include any identifying information in the manuscript).

POETRY

  • Submit up to three (3) poems per document.

PROSE

  • Submit one (1) short story or non-fiction piece per $18 Reading Fee.  
  • Please limit your submissions to 7,500 words.

OTHER DETAILS: Only unpublished work will be considered, and only writers who have not published more than one book of prose or poetry are eligible. While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost manuscripts. Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible. New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre. Judges from outside the staff will pick the winners from finalists selected by the New South staff. Winners will be announced in June.  

Contest Guidelines:

The 2019 New South Writing Contest will be be judged by Kristen Arnett in prose and Paige Lewis in poetry. New South's contest is open to writers who have not yet published more than one book of prose or poetry (chapbooks are fine). The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner's up prize in each category. Your $18 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to New South.You may submit electronically via Submittable ONLY. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest category; regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest.  All paper mailed entries will be destroyed.

The deadline for contest submissions is April 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. (Submittable submissions will close automatically). 

Each entry must include: 1) A reading fee of eighteen dollars ($18). Entry fee includes a one year subscription to the journal! 2) The submitter's contact info, including a mailing address for your subscription. (Do not include any identifying information in the manuscript).

POETRY

  • Submit up to three (3) poems per document.

PROSE

  • Submit one (1) short story or non-fiction piece per $18 Reading Fee.  
  • Please limit your submissions to 7,500 words.

OTHER DETAILS: Only unpublished work will be considered, and only writers who have not published more than one book of prose or poetry are eligible. While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost manuscripts. Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible. New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre. Judges from outside the staff will pick the winners from finalists selected by the New South staff. Winners will be announced in June. 

One copy of each issue of New South to date.

Micro-reviews for books of poetry, nonfiction, or fiction published in the last six months. Approximately 500-750 words. Push the boundaries of the traditional, evaluative book review.

We are currently looking, especially, for reviews of 2019 releases such as Ilya Kaminsky's Deaf Republic, Jericho Brown's The Tradition, Emily Skaja's Brute, Franny Choi's Soft Science, and others.

We have a canvas tote with black ink and a canvas tote with bright pink/green ink. Add a note to your order to specify your color choice.
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Submit one story up to 7.500 words in length, or up to three short-shorts under 1,000 words each.


Now considering work for Issue 13.1

Submit creative nonfiction or lyric essay up to 7,500 words in length, or up to three short-shorts under 1,000 words each.

We're looking for lyrical, inventive, poetic, weird, surprising creative nonfiction.

Now considering work for Issue 13.1.


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Submit up to five poems per document. 


Now considering work for Issue 13.1.






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