Submission Windows: August 1-October 31 and March 1-May 31


There are no submission fees to Portrait of New England.

Portrait of New England is a regional-based literary magazine, accepting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction submissions from writers with ties to New England (for example: former resident, current resident, attended school in the region). Please feel free to read the first issue of the magazine to get a sense of the type of writing we seek.

Please send all poetry and prose submissions in one Microsoft Word document to our email (, along with a brief (100 words or less), third-person biography, including any of your social media profiles so we can highlight you. Please only submit 1-5 poems or 1-3 prose pieces during each submission window. Please only submit in one category. When emailing your submission, please include a note of your connection to New England.

When submitting, please title your email subject with your name and submission category, such as, Phillis Wheatley_Poetry Submission, Stephen King_Fiction Submission, or Henry David Thoreau_Non-Fiction Submission.

If your work is accepted for publication, we only ask that you credit Portrait of New England if that same piece(s) appears elsewhere. Writers retain all rights to their work after publication by Portrait of New England. All accepted work will be archived on the website. For each issue, one writer will be highlighted with an interview.

Simultaneous Submissions are permitted; if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible via email. If you need to withdraw a part of your submission, or all of it, please email

Please do not submit work that has been previously published elsewhere.

We are looking forward to reading your writing, and thank you for your submission! If you have any questions, please let us know.