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Submissions for New Word Order Issue VII are now closed

Submissions for Issue VIII will open in the next semester (Spring 2024).

Contact us by email, or on Twitter/Instagram @newwordorderlit with any clarifying questions you might have.

We are accepting writings on all topics in the following literary categories:

  • Poetry, written or spoken– we are a digital journal so have the capability to include videos and voice recordings if you feel either of those express your piece better than printed text
  • Fiction– up to 2500 words
  • Flash fiction– 800-1000 words
  • Non-fiction (essays, interviews, book reviews etc.)- up to 2500 words

Note: With our goal of diversity in mind, we are welcoming entries in all languages, however we do request that you provide a translation for the piece in English as well. 

We are also accepting art and photography submissions. An art and photography competition will be held and the winning piece will be used as the cover for Issue VII! Please submit art and/or photography of any theme or medium.

Some important submission guidelines to be aware of:

  • We are accepting previously published pieces however we kindly ask that you let us know where and when your piece has been published previously, we also ask that if you are submitting your same pieces work to other journals that you let us know if any are accepted
  • Only five pieces of work can be submitted per person to give everyone the chance to express themselves
  • Please specify which category of writing you are submitting (e.g. poetry, flash fiction, etc.)
  • Written pieces will only be accepted as a Word or Google document (with each separate entry being a separate document)
  • Photographs and artwork will only be accepted as JPEG or PNG files
  • Files must be titled in the following format: Author name, category, submission number e.g.. Ellen Ryan, poetry, 3 (as in this is Ellen Ryan’s third piece for submission)
  • Please include a short bio about yourself in the email (circa 100 words) along with your name and preferred pronouns
  • Anonymous submissions are more than welcome!
  • Please include trigger warnings where appropriate

The deadline for submissions is midday of Tuesday 24th of October 2023, please send your work to

We cannot wait to read your work!