Our 2023 reading period will open after the forthcoming NBR issue is published.
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Poetry – Please send 1-4 poems for consideration, compiling all poems in a single document. Include a brief author bio as part of your cover letter.
Fiction – Please send one (1) piece of fiction (4000-word max) for consideration. Excerpts from longer works or flash fiction are welcome. Include a brief author bio as part of your cover letter.
Nonfiction – Please send one (1) piece of nonfiction (4000-word max) for consideration. Excerpts from longer works or flash nonfiction are welcome. Include a brief author bio as part of your cover letter.
Prude Bruce Clause – Please limit yourself to submitting work in just one (1) genre per reading period (i.e., poetry, fiction, or nonfiction).
For Our Loyal Veterans – Feel free to continually submit to NBR if we’ve published you before. Prove once again just how brilliant you are.
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 accepted elsewhere.
*No reading fees – Bruce just craves your amazing words, folks, so pony up!