Summer/Fall 2016 issue news

Naugatuck River Review is going online for one issue.

We have decided to change the format of the Summer/Fall issue of Naugatuck River Review and put the journal online. The contest issue (Winter/Spring) will still be a print issue, but the Summer/Fall issue will from now on be an online journal.

If you have recently submitted to the Summer/Fall issue through our open submissions and prefer your work to not be published online, please go ahead and withdraw your submission before we start reading in March. Letters are going out to all contributors in the next day or two.

Sorry to change course midstream. We don’t have financial support except from our contributors and a small number of subscriptions. This is the only way we will be able to keep the journal running, and I hope you will stay with Naugatuck River Review in its new format. I’ll be updating the subscription price as well, reducing the price to $10 per year.

Meanwhile, the Winter/Spring print contest edition is at the printer’s and will be out in a few weeks.
Lori Desrosiers
Publisher/ Managing Editor, Naugatuck River Review


OPEN SUBMISSIONS JANUARY 1 – March 1, 2015 (no fee)

Submission guidelines:


We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY through our online submission manager. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered. Go to to submit.

During the submission period ONLY please submit no more than 3 unpublished NARRATIVE poems of no more than 50 lines in one MSWord file each through the online submission manager. Please remove your name from your file, as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff. Questions ONLY: Feel free to email us at .

Multiple submissions are discouraged, but simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you inform us right away if your poem is accepted elsewhere. We claim first North American publication rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period, just please give us credit.  We prefer work that has not been previously published.


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