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The mission of New Letters magazine is to discover, publish and promote the best and most exciting literary writing, wherever it might be found. We publish and serve readers and writers worldwide.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    139 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.85%*
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PaysYes

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$4.95

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  • 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

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

We generally publish short stories that are no more than 5,000 words; novellas that are no more than 30,000 words or roughly 60 pages.

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

Review

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

A single-book review will run 500 to 900 words, usually; essay-reviews of groups of books run longer. New Letters pays, typically, $25 for book reviews; payment is not guaranteed but made as resources allow.

Art

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

No specific limitations

Photography

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

No specific limitations

Comics

Submission fee: $ 4.95

Payment: $

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Our only fixed requirement is good writing, and we have no rigid preferences as to subject, style, or genre. Double space prose. We suggest generous margins (consider 1.5-inch side margins for prose and at least that for poems).

  • Author's rights

    We buy first North-American serial rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

    Copies. Payment includes two copies of the issue and 50 percent discounts for additional copies and subscriptions. There is a small fee for submissions, though fees are waived for current subscribers. Our only fixed requirement is good writing, and we have no rigid preferences as to subject, style, or genre.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

139 days

Average response time

3.85%

Average acceptance rate

70 days

Fastest response time

189 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 14 days, 291 days, 390 days

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Submission calls

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    Always open

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About

The mission of New Letters magazine is to discover, publish and promote the best and most exciting literary writing, wherever it might be found. We publish and serve readers and writers worldwide. In recent years, New Letters has won a National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor, plus mu...

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Founded

1934

Country

US

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    Christie Hodgen

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Ashley Wann

    Managing Editor