Nashville Review Is Currently Accepting Poetry And Prose Pieces (Pay: $25/Poetry, $100/Prose)
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Nashville Review Is Currently Accepting Poetry And Prose Pieces (Pay: $25/Poetry, $100/Prose)

Nashville Review seeks to publish the best work they can get their hands on. They hope to provide a venue for both distinguished and emerging artists.

They consider submissions in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Translation in August and February, and they typically respond within 4-5 months. 

Also, they welcome submissions in Art and Comics year-round. Currently, they are not accepting unsolicited reviews or interviews.


Submission Guidelines For Nashville Review

  • There is no fee to submit and they are proud to pay contributors: $25 per poem and $100 for prose and art pieces.
  • Please do not include any personal or contact information on your manuscript. Prose pieces must be double-spaced and paginated. If your poems use white space in a nontraditional way, they recommend submitting in .pdf format. Please nclude a brief cover letter with the title(s) of your piece(s) and a short third-person bio.
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • They encourage simultaneous submissions: if your work is accepted elsewhere, just leave a note via Submittable as soon as possible so they know the piece has been taken. 
  • Please submit only once per genre, per reading period, and note that they cap the number of submissions to be considered at 750 per section to ensure a reasonable response time. If they reach their submission cap before the end of the month-long reading period, submissions will close early.
  • Current and former (within 5 years) students and employees of Vanderbilt University are ineligible to submit.
  • Please visit their online submissions manager (Submittable) to send your work. Submissions received via email will not be read.
  • For questions, please contact the Editors: 

Fiction Guidelines 

They consider short stories and novel excerpts up to 7,000 words, or three flash fiction pieces (1,000 words each) in one document.


Poetry Guidelines

They welcome submissions of 1-3 poems (10 pages total) in one document.


Nonfiction Guidelines

They are looking for creative nonfiction across the spectrum: memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations. Send up to 8,000 words.


Translation Guidelines

The Nashville Review is proud to include Translation as a new submission category from NR 24 onwards! In this category, they are looking for fresh contemporary writing that is currently unavailable to English-language readers—pieces that have been published in their original language, but are previously unpublished in English.



31st August, 2023.


$25 for Poetry.

$100 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Translation.

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