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New England Review

About New England Review: New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader.

Contact Information:

Editors: Stephen Donadio, Carolyn Kuebler, Marcia Parlow

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT  05753

Phone: (802) 443-5075



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, criticism, reviews

Simultaneous submissions: yes, for prose only Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-5/31 Response time: 4-12 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: no ISSN: 1053-1297 Founded: 1978 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Ingram, Ubiquity Average pages: 200 Sample copy (postpaid): $10 Copy Price: $10 Subscription (Ind): $30 Subscription (Inst): $45

Publisher’s Description: “One of the journals most often mentioned by writers and readers - including editors of other journals, as among the nation's best.”—Boston Globe

Each issue of New England Review presents poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries. Founded in 1978 and currently edited by Stephen Donadio, NER keeps its readers in touch with the imaginative adventures of a wide range of writers, with a strong commitment to presenting new voices .

Recent and forthcoming issues feature new work by Jennifer Grotz, William Logan, Matthew Olzmann, Carl Phillips, Castle Freeman Jr., Christine Sneed, and Debora Greger, plus a range of nonfiction and translations.

NER is published four times a year by Middlebury College. Managing Editor is Carolyn Kuebler; Poetry Editor is C. Dale Young.

Recent issues:

Vol. 35 #1: A startling array of new voices in fiction and poetry appears in NER 35.1, accompanied by works from established authors such as Kelli Russell Agodon, David Guterson, Carl Phillips, and Elizabeth Spires. Essays topics range from Phillip Larkin to Flemish painting, Richard Wagner to the Cocteau Twins, and the Phillips Exeter of the 1950s to present-day Mexico City. Prose translations by Valeria Luiselli, Juan José Saer, and Esther Tusquets reveal three very different Spanish-language authors from three countries, and the cover photograph by Raïssa Venables disorients even as it invites readers inside. Don’t miss this issue, the first from editor Carolyn Kuebler.

Vol. 34 #3 & 4: Featuring fiction by Charles Baxter, Leslie Bazzett, Castle Freeman Jr., Young Rader, Andrew Touhy, and Nick Wolven; poetry by Derrick Austin, Tommye Blount, Christopher Brookhouse, Gary Fincke, Jenny Johnson, John Kinsella, Karl Kirchwey, Cate Marvin, Sarah Murphy, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Matthew Nienow, John Poch, Paisley Rekdal, Martha Rhodes, Craig Morgan Teicher, and G. C. Waldrep; nonfiction by Eve Adler, Rick Barot, Robert Chandler, David Edgar, Ellen Hinsey, Barbara Hyams, Helen Keller, Merritt Moseley, Steven Poole, Peter Savodnik, Vladimir Shlyakhov, P. Adams Sitney, Jeff Staiger, and Tomas Venclova; as well as many translations.

In this issue (Vol. 34 #2): Seamus Heaney’s translation of a Roman sonnet by du Bellay, with an introductory note by Paul Muldoon; Peter Plagens reflects on a successful Bad Boy artist and what his candid memory memoir reveals; Vladmir Putin lays down the law; Ireland and Venice, in the presence and absence of empire; evocations of Elizabeth Bishop; an unofficial report from Dubai; shades of Nietzsche and Thomas Mann in Benjamin Britten’s last quartet; and What Keeps Napoleon Awake at Night.


last updated 5/27/2014