Note: Our submission guidelines have changed. Kindly go through them before submitting your work. If you have not received a response to your previous submissions in four months, please email our editors.

Note: Our children’s section, Moina Mel, is open for submissions. 


We invite our readers to send us fiction, poetry, features, critical essays, translations, book reviews and illustrations.

Although we are open to submissions from all over the world, we particularly welcome submissions that relate to any aspect of the literature of any of the regions within the Northeast (of India).

Critical writings/features dealing with particular writers or texts or genres may be submitted. Please query first. Send us your ideas so that we can advise about requirement/non-requirement, word limit and deadlines. Though we are open to any ideas, we are most  excited by essays on literature from Northeast and Indian writers who don’t write in English.

In creative writing, we are looking for poetry and prose (fiction/memoir/literary non-fiction) submissions. Submit up to four poems in a single MS word document  Fiction and non-fiction pieces should not exceed 6000 words. Please note : we prefer to publish fiction and poetry that are from traditionally underrepresented literary traditions. We do not publish horror, erotica, romance, fantasy, flash-fiction and science-fiction. Fiction should be at least 3000 words in length.

We will also devote considerable attention to translations of classic and contemporary literary pieces. The translators must however, have acquired the necessary permissions from the original copyright holder. A short translator’s note and adequate information about the original author are also required.

Additionally, we are looking for illustrations and artworks, especially by children. Submit jpeg files through our submission manager in the “illustrations” category. We are also interested in photoessays that tell a story, especially if they are ones we usually don’t care to notice.

Please email submissions as MS word attachments to our editors, Uddipana Goswami (uddipana at northeastreview dot com) and Sumana Roy (sumana at northeastreview dot com), with a cover letter. 

Copyright information:

Copyright of all submissions to NER reverts to the author upon publication. If your work is published elsewhere after publishing with us, we request that you provide credit to NER.
NER also requests indefinite non-exclusive print rights for possible future anthologies and promotional materials, besides indefinite non-exclusive electronic rights to feature your work on the NER website, possible e-books, and PDF copies of the issue.