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The McNeese Review

Literary Magazine


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Founded in 1948, The McNeese Review is an annual publication of the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English and Foreign Languages, and the MFA in Creative Writing at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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    150 days*
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Find more details in the Genres section


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

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Short fiction up to 6,000 words or flash fiction of no more than three pieces, under 1,000 words each.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 400

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

We like emerging and diverse voices. We like grit and vulnerability. We like researched and fact-checked. We like hybrids and experiments that push boundaries and we like being told things we can't forget, the unbelievably true and the truly unbelievable.


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50


Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Genre b(l)ending pieces that defy definition.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    in a single file

  • Author's rights

    No material published in The McNeese Review or in Boudin may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask for ourselves only that The McNeese Review be credited with first publication.

  • Additional info

    In all genres, we are particularly interested in seeing work from women, people of color, LGBTQ writers, non-binary writers, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. Contributors outside of the U.S. will receive two additional author copies in lieu of the honorarium.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

150 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

48 days

Fastest response time

223 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 19 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

144 days

12-month average response time

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For 64 years the Review was published as a scholarly journal in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In 2012 it was converted to a literary journal format to publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In 2018, we launched Boudin, an online section showcasing creative work along with int...

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