Ends on May 31, 2019

Translations of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and stand-alone excerpts of novels/book-length works of nonfiction are welcome. At this time we are not accepting translations of plays, scripts, or memoirs. We welcome either one prose piece (up to 8,000 words) OR two poems from the same original author per submission, per reading period. 

In your cover letter, please (briefly) introduce the author you are translating and give some background information about the translation, e.g. an excerpt from a novel, a story from a collection etc. Keep this very brief, one or two sentences is enough - the translation should speak for itself! In addition, please include a short author bio. 

Works should be published in their original language, but previously unpublished in English. Forthcoming works under contract are welcome with the permission of your publisher.


You must have permission to translate from the rights holder of the original work.

This is very important! The rights holder may be the author, the agent, or the publisher of the original work - it is your responsibility to obtain written permission (letter, email) to translate. You do not need to send this to us with your submission, but please have it on hand if your work is selected for publication.


Please note our specific formatting guidelines: 

Submit your translation and the applicable portion (i.e. not the whole novel) of your source text as SEPARATE documents.

Name your 2 documents in the following fashion: 

TRANSLATION_AuthorSurname_TranslatorSurname_TranslationTitle(Original Language)

ORIGINAL_AuthorSurname_TranslatorSurname_TranslationTitle(Original Language)


For example, if your name is Emily Dickinson and you are translating Silvina Ocampo's poem "Mirrors" from Spanish, your uploaded documents should look like this: 

TRANSLATION_Ocampo_Dickinson_Mirrors(Spanish)

ORIGINAL_Ocampo_Dickinson_Mirrors(Spanish)

Ends on May 31, 2019

We welcome flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts of up to 8,000 words---either one full-length, stand-alone piece or up to three pieces of flash fiction (fewer than 1,000 words per piece) in one document (.pdf, .doc, or .docx).  Please note that we cap our submissions at 750 to ensure a reasonable response time.  

Include your contact info, a brief author bio, and the title(s) of your piece(s) in your cover letter. Your manuscript document must not contain any personal or contact information. 

Please submit once per reading period. 

Ends on May 31, 2019

We welcome up to three poems (10 pages total) in one document (.pdf, .doc, or .docx). Please note that we cap our submissions at 750 to ensure a reasonable response time. 

Include your contact info, a brief author bio, and the title(s) of your piece(s) in your cover letter. Your manuscript document must not contain any personal or contact information. 

Please submit once per reading period. 

Ends on May 31, 2019

We welcome up to 2 pieces of creative nonfiction (maximum 8,000 words) in one document (.pdf, .doc, or .docx). 

Include your contact info, a brief author bio, and the title(s) of your piece(s) in your cover letter. Your manuscript document must not contain any personal or contact information. 

Please submit once per reading period. 

Literary comics may be submitted year-round. We welcome anything from one-page comics to excerpts from graphic novels. Please note that we do not publish single-frame cartoons in the style of The New Yorker.

Check out our past issues to see what we've run in the past, and feel free to email thenashvillereview@gmail.com with any questions. 

Nashville Review