Northern New England Review

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Northern New England Review (NNER) is a literary journal devoted to and inspired by place. We think of place as an idea, an incantation, a pin in a map, a mood, and the vital tension between past and present. Can "place" be identifiable while also being borderless—a sensibility one carries internally?

NNER is published by Franklin Pierce University as a creative voice for the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont region. If you live here, are from here, found your heart here, or are currently searching for it among our granite quarries, dappled forests, and ghostly coasts, we want to read your words. 

Our Volume 41 theme, CHRYSALIS, is a tribute to evolution after stillness. Has the pandemic inspired you to tell stories in new ways? After the new season settles in, the quarantine lifts, and the cocoon is torn, what—or who—will emerge from the chrysalis? 

Volume 41 will test the elasticity of place and form. Think: lyrical prose, hybrid examinations, prose poems, shapeshifting characters, and tales of adaptability and survival. We like work that is delicately crafted, viscerally felt, and feverishly imaginative. We are a fully inclusive journal, committed to antiracism and equity in every aspect of NNER's publication.

Northern New England Review