Submission Guidelines

Cover of PMS 2011. NELLE proudly publishes the best, most exciting poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction written exclusively by women. If your writing is daring, fresh, smart, cohesive, full of killer imagery and language that makes your reader want to linger in each line or sentence, please . . . send us your very best work!

Submit only one story, essay (5,000 word limit), or up to three poems at a time. Kindly wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration. All submissions should include a cover letter with a brief biographical statement.

NELLE publishes once a year and accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction during our January 1 through March 31 reading period.

Please send all submissions through our online submissions system. There is a $3 fee that covers costs.

For any other correspondence, contact us at editors.nelle@gmail.com.

Writers will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears and a one-year subscription. Copyright returns to the author after publication in NELLE, but work published elsewhere should acknowledge first publication in NELLE

Sample copies or a one year subscription cost $10; two-year subscriptions cost $15; and three-year subscriptions cost $18. Issues may be published from our online store.

Thank you for your interest in NELLE! We hope to hear from you soon.

Lauren Slaughter,
Editor-in-Chief