Submission

New Reader Magazine is always looking for fresh perspectives and provocative new voices. We want stories about humans and about being human. We are not looking to publish political op-ed pieces, although we’re not completely averse to historical details that might be considered political in a story.

Investigative stories are welcome, as are memoirs and profiles, interviews, etc. of people who are doing interesting things and changing perspectives all around the world—or even in small, secret towns. We’re also looking for fiction and poetry of all kinds, and we especially welcome fiction and poetry that is more experimental and/or defies genre conventions.

Pitches are also welcome. When sending a pitch, please include PITCH in your email’s subject line.

GENERAL RULES FOR SUBMISSION (INCLUDING RIGHTS AND PAYMENT)

  • We will only accept submissions that have not been previously published anywhere else on the internet. New Reader Magazine purchases First Electronic Rights for submissions to our quarterly journal as well as our website. Once your work has been published, all rights revert back to you. If you republish your work after it has been published on our website or in one of our quarterly issues, please note initial publication in New Reader Magazine or newreadermagazine.com.
  • We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please let us know when/if the work has been accepted somewhere else.
  • The submission bucket is open year round and we accept multiple submissions; however, please limit your submissions to three submissions per genre every month.
  • NSFW pieces must be clearly marked in the subject line of the email. This includes pieces that contain heavy amounts of violence and nudity.
  • We may publish excerpts of larger works if said work has not been published anywhere else online, partially or in full.
  • Please include a short artist/writer bio in your email. No more than 150 words and no less than 50. You may include your website or online portfolio.
  • We send payment exclusively through PayPal.

Fiction

  • All genres are welcome.
  • Flash fiction must be a minimum of 500 words.
  • You may submit up to three stories per 3-month period.
  • .doc or .docx file
  • Times New Roman, 12
  • Single spaced only

Poetry

  • All genres and types of poetry are welcome.
  • We accept videos of spoken word poetry if the video has not been previously published.
  • Minimum of three (3) poems per submission in a single 3-month period.
  • All poems must be in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Times New Roman, 12
  • Single spaced

MEMOIRS, REPORTAGE, INTERVIEWS

  • Must be a minimum of 1,500 words.
  • .doc or .docx file
  • Times New Roman, 12
  • Single spaced

LYRICAL ESSAYS AND OTHER ODDITIES

  • Must be a minimum of 1,500 words.
  • .doc or .docx file
  • Times New Roman, 12
  • Single spaced (if applicable)

PHOTO ESSAYS, VIDEOS, AND MIXED MEDIA

  • We welcome photo essays or video essays, narrative videos, etc., containing memoirs, reportage, and interviews.
  • Please include a brief summary of the content, and please make sure that videos have captions.

COMICS

  • All genres are welcome.
  • We do not have an ideal length in mind, but comics must be long enough to contain a full story—beginning, middle, and end.

ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  • If you’re looking to contribute art to our articles and stories, please send us a message through the submissions portal (submission@newreadermagazine.com) and include ART CONTRIBUTOR in the subject line.

ARTIST PROFILES

  • If you are an artist of any discipline looking to be featured in one of our artist profiles, please send us a link to your work. If we like it, we’ll interview you and feature you on the front page of our website or on a two-page spread in one of our quarterly issues.

Opinions and views stated by our contributors are theirs alone and not New Reader Magazine's. Our contributors are responsible for the content of their work; New Reader Magazine cannot guarantee their accuracy.

SUBMISSIONS AND RELATED QUESTIONS TO:

submission@newreadermagazine.com