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Nashville Review

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






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Nashville Review seeks to publish the best work we can get our hands on, period. From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle. NR is edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 4-5 months*
    Editor reported data
    109 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 100 per piece

Short stories and novel excerpts

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 100

Flash fiction

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 100

Creative nonfiction across the spectrum: memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations.


Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 25 per piece

1-3 poems (10 pages total)


Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $

we are looking for fresh contemporary writing that is currently unavailable to English-language readers—pieces that have been published in their original language, but are previously unpublished in English. Prose pieces up to 8,000 words or a maximum of two poems from the same author.


Max pieces: 18

Payment: $ 100

12-18 pieces


Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 100

Anything from one-page comics to excerpts from graphic novels.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a brief cover letter with the title(s) of your piece(s) and a short third-person bio.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please do not include any personal or contact information on your manuscript. Prose pieces must be double-spaced and paginated. If your poems use white space in a nontraditional way, we recommend submitting in .pdf format.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Payment. $25 per poem and $100 for prose and art pieces. Please submit only once per genre, per reading period, and note that we cap the number of submissions to be considered at 750 per section to ensure a reasonable response time. If we reach our submission cap before the end of the month-long reading period, submissions will close early.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

109 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

-175 days

Fastest response time

952 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 4565 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

109 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    Art, Comics








    Editor Jess Sumalpong avatar

    Jess Sumalpong