Naugatuck River Review


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(413) 250-3008
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Naugatuck River Review is a journal of narrative poetry. We are a print-only journal and publish semi-annually with a winter/spring contest issue and a summer/fall open submission issue.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Lori Desrosiers
Contact Title
Managing Editor/Publisher
Contact Email
Publishes
poetry
Representative Authors
Diane Lockward, Pamela Uschuk, Tim Mayo
Submissions Policy
We accept narrative poetry 1/1 -3/1 and 7/1 -9/1 though our online submission manager. The summer submission period is for the winter/spring contest issue.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies 01 / 1 - 3 / 1
Reporting Time
2 - 4 months
Author Payments
copies
Contests
Our winter issue is a contest issue. 1st prize is $1000, 2nd is $250, 3rd $100. All finalists and semi-finalists published in
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
2009
Average Print Run
300
Total Circulation
225
Paid Subscriptions
80
Individual
$20.00
Insitution
$20.00
Single Copy Price
$15.00
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
8
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
110
Name
Lori Desrosiers
Title
Managing Editor/Publisher
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the journal.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Myself and several volunteer reader/editors. My readers receive a copy of the journal and editorial credit.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We don't consider the cover letter, since we read blind, but if your poem is accepted, sending a bio in a cover letter is helpful and saves us some time.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We use Submission Manager and accept online submissions only through our website naugatuckriverreview.com/submissions.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We are looking for narrative poetry only. To NRR, a good narrative poem contains a story or sense of story, a strong emotional core and is a compressed narrative. We prefer work that is 50 lines or less.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Please read the sample poems up on the website under the "poems" tab or pick up a copy of the journal to get an idea of what we are looking for before submitting.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
I think narrative poetry appeals to many people, not just poets, so anyone who likes a good story, told beautifully, is our ideal reader.

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