There are presently no open calls for submissions.

NELLE publishes, celebrates, and amplifies the voices of writers identifying as cis women, trans women, non-binary, intersex, and other historically marginalized gender communities. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid forms.

We are open for submissions February 1-June 1, 2024 (or until the issue is full).

All submissions will be automatically considered for our annual Three Sisters Awards. Three prizes of $500.00 will be awarded.

See genre guidelines for more specific information. Kindly submit only once in one genre within a given reading period. If you have been published by NELLE, please wait two publication cycles before submitting new work. All submissions should include a cover letter with a brief biographical statement.

There is a $3 processing fee, which covers costs associated with our online submissions system. This fee is waived for current subscribers.

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Thanks for your interĀ­est in NELLE! 

Lauren Slaughter, Editor-in-Chief