Submissions are open from September 1st - March 31st.  


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. Our typical reading window hovers around 3-5 months, but may take as long as 6 months due to constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please feel free to query if you have not heard from us after 6 months.

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New South only considers unpublished work and acquires first North American serial rights.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

Micro-reviews for books of poetry, nonfiction, or fiction published in the last twelve months. Approximately 500-750 words. Push the boundaries of the traditional, evaluative book review. Accepted reviews will be published online only.

New South will begin publishing book reviews again in August 2021.

Please note this category is exclusively for book reviews; any submissions that don't adhere to the category will be declined immediately and without comment. 

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