Carolyn Kuebler is the editor of New England Review, where she works with authors at all stages of their careers and in all genres. Before coming to NER as managing editor in 2004, she was an associate editor at Library Journal and founding editor of Rain Taxi Review of Books. She began her work in publishing as an intern at Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis, served briefly as marketing director at Dalkey Archive Press, then worked as a bookseller at the Hungry Mind in St. Paul. Carolyn has published dozens of book reviews, small-press profiles, and author interviews in publications such as Publishers Weekly, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi, and City Pages. Her essay on literary magazines is included in The Little Magazine in Contemporary America (University of Chicago Press), and her fiction has been published in The Common, Copper Nickel, Sleepingfish, and The Literary Review. She is currently finishing up a novel and, as always, working on the next editor’s note for NER. She has an MFA from Bard College and a BA from Middlebury College.


We are seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, creative writing for the web (NER Digital), and art for use on our cover or website. We only accept writing that has not been published previously, whether in print or on the web.

We are committed to an open submissions policy, and we welcome and encourage submissions from writers of every nationality, race, religion, and gender.


Steve Almond
Kathryn Davis
Camille T. Dungy


NER does not have an agenda or preferred style. We love experiments, but we also love polished crafted writing, in all forms, as long as it holds some kind of revelation for the reader.

NER is on the lookout at all times for writing that rewards the reader for spending time with it. We’re impressed by writing that wrings all that it can from the language, and that’s serious in its purpose, which of course doesn’t prevent it from sometimes being very funny.

In short, we publish what’s good with the understanding that quality is not a settled matter. We’re always looking for work that challenges our own beliefs, our taste, our experiences, and what we think writing can do. We believe that writing as an art form is under constant revision, renovation, and innovation, which isn’t to say that traditional forms don’t also have something to offer.