Submitting to The McNeese Review


Our submission period for The McNeese Review 2024, volume 61, is now closed. Submissions for volume 62 will open June 1-August 31, 2024.

Visit our Submittable page to buy current and past issues or to submit your writing. Please follow the instructions for the appropriate genre of your work. There is a $3 charge for submitting to The McNeese Review. Please note that we do not accept multiple submissions from the same writer within a reading period. Multiple submissions will be rejected immediately unless our editors have specifically requested that the writer submit again.

No material published in The McNeese Review 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. All print contributors receive one contributor copy. We are pleased to also offer a $50 honorarium to print contributors within the U.S. Contributors outside of the U.S. will receive two additional author copies in lieu of the honorarium.

We encourage you to simultaneously submit your work while it’s under consideration at The McNeese Review. If your submission is accepted by another publication, please withdraw it from Submittable. If you would like to withdraw a single poem or piece of flash fiction but keep the others under consideration, please message us on Submittable.

Please only submit original work. If your work borrows from or quotes another writer, please make explicit mention of this with your submission, giving full attribution to any material you’re using from another source.

We look forward to seeing your work!

What We’re Looking For


The McNeese Review seeks fiction that jolts, lingers, reinvents, satisfies. We welcome submissions of short fiction up to 6,000 words or flash fiction of no more than three pieces, under 1,000 words each in a single file. Please note: We only accept one submission per writer per open reading period.


We’re interested in work that engages us with images and sounds and offers us unexpected examinations of the familiar or the bizarre. We want poems that enliven, restore, and/or provoke. We want poems that, to quote Clifton, “come out of wonder, not out of knowing.”


We welcome your submission of previously unpublished nonfiction. Send us your flash CNF, your lyric essays, your long-form biomythographies, your literary essays. Send us your genre b(l)ending pieces that defy definition.

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.