Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Poetry – Submit 1-4 poems for consideration. Please submit each poem individually (i.e., one per document). Include a brief author bio as part of your cover letter.
Fiction & Nonfiction – Submit a work of fiction or nonfiction (5000-word max) for consideration. Excerpts from longer works or flash fiction pieces are welcome. Please submit each piece individually (i.e., one per document). Include a brief author bio as part of your cover letter.
“Prude Bruce Clause” – Please limit yourself to one genre per reading period. We do accept submissions from writers who have been published in NBR previously (see below), and we think that versatility is rad.
For the Veterans – If your work was featured in a previous issue of NBR, feel free to submit more work to us, but please understand that priority will be given to fresh, new writers. Still, if you’re just plain brilliant (again), we’ll eagerly agonize (again) over your work.
Withdrawals – To withdraw a submission at any time during our reading periods, please do so in our Submissions Manager. Simultaneous submissions are fine, yet kindly inform us ASAP if your work is going somewhere else first.