Northwest Review

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich, Katie Kitamura, George Saunders, Kate Baer, Major Jackson, Faylita Hicks, Jay McInerney, Donika Kelly, Dorianne Laux, Joanna Russ and more.
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Usually between 5 and 10 debut authors per issue
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Northwest Review's editors are eager to read works that are formally inventive, experimental in voice or form; the editors want to read work from writers of marginalized communities and voices, especially writers who have never before published their work. 

Tips From the Editor

We read everything! And I personally see every submission that comes in before we route to our section editors for review. Every work submitted is reviewed and read by at least two different editors. We strongly encourage writers to continue submitting, even if their initial work is not accepted; we have published many writers after they've submitted one, then two, then three times, and we've worked with writers to develop their stories from "almost there" to published. If publication with Northwest Review would constitute your debut work, please let us know so that we can give your work the attention it deserves. Let us know what you're up to on social! We want to hear from you and welcome you into our community.

Contact Information

S. Tremaine Nelson, Editor in Chief
111 SW 5th Ave
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Last updated: Apr 20, 2023