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Northwest Review

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

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Art

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National publication, three issues annually, publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews translation, photography, and original art works.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
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    89 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    9.09%*
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Fee$3

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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 50000 words max

Max words: 50000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

Fiction, Novellas

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

Flash fiction

Nonfiction

Submission fee: $ 3

We welcome submissions of literary criticism, book reviews of current or forthcoming titles, personal essays, and creative non-fiction. For essays and criticism, try to stay within 5,000 words if possible. Book reviews can usually succeed within 1,000 words or less. And for creative non-fiction, allow your story to dictate the length, while keeping in mind that the shorter the work the more space we’ll have for it.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

3-5 poems. We seek poetry that is singular in both its vision and voice, regardless of form, style, or content.

Hybrid

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

We are interested in illustration, collage, comics, and graphic narratives, or any format that expresses an authentic gesture of human emotion and experience as you see it. Do you have an idea for a 2D visual installation? Do you have a reverse ekphrastic piece? Do you have surreal doodles you furiously sketched upon waking from a terrifying dream sequence? Do you have Xerox art? Riso art? We’re interested.

Review

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: $ 3

Translation

Submission fee: $ 3

You can submit 5-6 poems at one time. For prose works, our ideal length is 5 pages. Please include a copy of the original text alongside your translation, as well as a statement demonstrating that the English translation rights are available.

Art

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

We are looking for formally inventive black-and-white illustrative portraits. Think of this as a hand-drawn, or hand-painted sketch of someone in black and white; label it if you feel like a word or two adds to the beauty of your drawing; we’d like to include as many instances of visual self-expression along with written forms of literature as well. This is not a photographic selfie; think Morisot, Manet, Picasso, Krasner, DeKooning; draw someone who inspires you.

Photography

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Additionally we’d love to see your black and white photography that is: experimental in technique, environmental in spirit, but also anything that raises a gigantic middle finger to the global capitalist industrial military complex and says ENOUGH.

Comics

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

We are open to graphic narratives, comics, or other works that blur the line between illustration and narrative. Think Persepolis, Habibi, Maus. Send it over!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Cover letters are optional. We’re happy to read submissions blindly. However, we do like establishing relationships with our community and getting to know you over the course of your writing career, and if you send us a cover letter that helps us get to know you. In terms of what to include, think of your cover letter as our editors’ introduction to you and your work. Tell us where you’re from, your schooling (if applicable), job situation, your favorite writers, any publications, your favorite books.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

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  • Additional info

    Submission fee: $3 Payment: some issues yes, some issues no, depending on availability of budget

Tracker statistics

56

Total submissions tracked

89 days

Average response time

9.09%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

324 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 427 days, 515 days, 701 days

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About

Publishing the Frontier of American Letters Since 1957. Northwest Review was first published by the University of Oregon in 1957. The inaugural issue sold for fifty cents and included Oregonian Ken Kesey’s first publication, a short story called “The First Sunday in September.” In its fifty-four yea...

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1957

Country

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    Editor S. Tremaine Nelson avatar

    S. Tremaine Nelson

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Brian Michael Murphy avatar

    Brian Michael Murphy

    Managing Editor & Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Samantha DeWys avatar

    Samantha DeWys

    Production & Design Director

    Editor Clare Maloney avatar

    Clare Maloney

    Executive Editor