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.


Published by hannahkarena

author & book publishing person.

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