There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We are excited to announce that poemmemoirstory will be published under the new title of NELLE beginning with this next issue.

NELLE will continue to proudly publish the best, most exciting poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction written exclusively by women. If your writing is daring, fresh, smart, cohesive, full of killer imagery and language that makes your reader want to linger in each line or sentence, please…send us your very best work!

Submit only one story, essay (5,000 word limit) or up to three poems at a time. Kindly wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration. All submissions should include a cover letter with a brief biographical statement.

NELLE publishes once a year and accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction during our January 1 through March 31 reading period.

There is a $3 fee, which covers costs associated with our online submissions system. 

Writ­ers will receive two complimentary copies of the issue of NELLE in which their work appears and a one-year subscription. Copy­right returns to the author after pub­li­ca­tion in NELLE, but work pub­lished else­where should acknowl­edge first pub­li­ca­tion in NELLE. 

Sam­ple copies or a one year sub­scrip­tion cost $10; two-year sub­scrip­tions cost $15; and three-year sub­scrip­tions cost $18. Issues may be published from our online store:

Thanks for your inter­est in NELLE! We hope to hear from you soon.

Lauren Slaughter,

(Image: "Poppies" by Laura Didyk: