The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.
Reading Period: The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature will be published in January 2012, and we ask that writers submit no more than once a year. Our inaugural reading period will be from March 15th to May 31st. Manuscripts received from June through August will not be read.
Manuscripts: Manuscripts must be paginated and clearly labeled with the author’s name on every page. Please limit your submission to no more than 5 poems, 2 short plays, or 7,000 words of prose, either critical or creative. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but we ask that you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere. Do not send the only copy of your work, as we do not accept responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts.
Visual art and design submissions should be submitted in jpg format at 72 dpi and not exceed a file size of 2MB each. Each file should be titled with your name and the number of the submission (ex/ john_doe1.jpg, john_doe2.jpg). A maximum of four works may be submitted each year. Black and White and Color work is encouraged.
Book Reviews: Please note that we do not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing, please write to the editor describing the kind of books you would be interested in reviewing and enclose one or more recent samples of a review.
Response Time: We try to respond to submissions within 6 months; however, it may occasionally take longer for a manuscript to be read. We ask for your patience, as we do make every effort to read all the submissions we receive. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to status inquiries.
Although The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature is a print journal, we will feature excerpts from each issue on the University of New Haven web site. Thus, please note that if your work is accepted we may ask your permission to include your work on our website as well as in the print journal.
Send submissions to the following email address:
unhenglish(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)
Hard Copies will be accepted as well. Please send to:
The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516-1916