General Guidelines

The submission guidelines for work submitted to the Nassau Literary Review are detailed below for prose, poetry, and art. Please note that we only accept submissions from Princeton University undergraduates.

Submissions for the Fall 2014 issue are now OPEN! 

Submit to by Friday, April 4, 2014!

All work should be submitted to in an email with the subject line, “Submission: [Genre].” (Replacing “Genre” with “Prose,” “Poetry,” “Artwork,” etc.)

Our submissions guidelines are as follows:

Prose and Poetry:

  • Submit your work as a word document and not in the body of an email.
  • The document should be titled as follows: “LastName_Genre_Title” for poetry and “LastName_Genre_Title_WordCount” for fiction.
  • Do not put your name anywhere within the document itself: this is because we have a blind selection policy.
  • Try to keep it under 25 pages.
  • We accept plays, screenplays and translations.


  • The resolution of any image submitted must be at least 300 dpi.
  • If you want to submit an image to be a one-page spread, it must be at least 600 dpi.
  • If possible, do not send us art in JPEG or GIF formats, as they will inevitably be lower-quality than a PNG, TIF, or PSD image due to compression.

Essay Guidelines

The Nassau Literary Review has a dedicated and talented group of staff writers producing critical and personal essays for the website.  If, however, you are interested in writing an essay for the Nassau Literary Review‘s website as a guest contributor, you may submit an initial pitch, a partial draft, or a completed piece at any time during the academic year to  We are very selective, but we would be happy to meet with you in person and talk about your ideas both during and after the selection process.  Notable essays may be reprinted in the print issue, and exceptional guest contributors may be encouraged to apply for staff writing positions.