New Critique is an independent, non-profit journal of critical and creative writing.
Please send previously unpublished submissions in word document format (not PDF), with any images attached separately, along with an author bio and any social media handles to firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to reply promptly but please allow 4–6 weeks for a response.
Every submission is subject to a rigorous review by three editors. We work closely with writers to refine and revise work for publication.
We receive many submissions and read each one carefully, but we regret that we cannot offer individual feedback on all submissions. If we do not proceed with your submission, please wait three months before submitting new work. We accept simultaneous submissions—just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Unfortunately, we cannot pay contributors. There is no money involved in the journal, except our running costs. We do not charge subscription fees or run adverts and the editors are unpaid.
Essays of no more than 3,000 words are encouraged on any aspect of literature, art, history, politics, theory, music, film and/or television. We welcome critical, creative non-fiction, experimental, and journalistic approaches.
For all references, please follow MHRA style:
Walter Benjamin, Origin of the German Trauerspiel, trans. Howard Eiland (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), 115.
Reinhart Koselleck, ‘Crisis’, trans. Michaela W. Richter, Journal of the History of Ideas, 67:2 (2006), 357–400, 365.
Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, eds. Hamlet, revised edition (London: Arden, 2016), II.i.12.
Critical book, performance, exhibition, album, and screen reviews (1,000–2,500 words) should both close read and situate the work in its social, political, cultural, and/or intellectual contexts.
We publish poetry, fiction, short stories, flash fiction, drama, short film, and anything in between. Creative submissions should not exceed 100 lines of poetry or 5,000 words of fiction or drama.
Amber De La Haye
Seirce Mhac Conghail
Maria Des Forges
Bart van Goethem
Kathryn de Leon
Elena Lo Presti