Rediscovering the New Delta Review

When I enter writing contests, I always pay a little extra to get a subscription to the literary journal in question.  That way, even if I don’t win (which I usually do not) I still get the present of a new literary journal to read, which usually numbs the pain of rejection.  (I’m being over-dramatic here, folks).  Back in March I submitted two short stories to New Delta Review, didn’t get accepted, and received a back issue yesterday.  And let me just tell you, I’ve fallen in love.

The writing is wonderfully good.  It’s definitely a quality publication.  But for the first time in a long time, I’ve stumbled upon a literary journal in which the STORYTELLING is good too.  I’m actually enjoying the contents.  My favorite so far has been “Anyone’s Devil” by Maggie Anderson, a fiction piece about an unusual childhood friendship.  I totally recommend getting your hands on a copy.  They also have the most recent issue available online.

Once you’ve read an issue, consider submitting!

What they want: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews, and artwork.  Rarely publish genre-fiction.

When they want it:  They accept year round, but only read August 15 through March 31, so summer submission response times are EXTRA slow

How they want it:  snail mail.  Post to:

New Delta Review
Department of English
15 Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5001
Attn: (specify genre or type of submission)

Official Submission Response Time:  6 months

My Personal Submission Response Time:  Honestly, they never responded to my submission.  I just kind of kept checking the website for a posting announcing the winner of the contest until I finally saw somebody’s name (it wasn’t mine).  I submitted in March and they posted it on the website in May.  Not ideal, but hopefully they respond more personally to general submissions?

Payment?  Don’t think so.

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