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New South only considers unpublished work and acquires first North American serial rights.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

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.


New South annually accepts micro prose to be featured on the NS website. Send us stories and essays up to 500 words. Make them pop, make them glow. Submit no more than 3 pieces in one document. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Only one submission at a time, please. 


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