Northern New England Review is a literary journal published by Franklin Pierce University as a creative forum for writers exploring the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont region. If you live here, were once from here, lost or found your heart here, or are searching for it among our cedar forests, cold lakes, and rocky coasts, NNER has the poems, short fiction, and creative nonfiction you want to read. NNER is available in the periodicals section of every public library in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont—more than 200 locations across northern New England.

NNER Volume 40 Theme: Almanac

Our Volume 40 theme, Almanac, will celebrate our fourth decade—honoring our storied history by gazing forward (and skyward). We invite narrative and experimental re-imaginings of forecasts, fortunes, and predictions. Tear up the star chart and sketch a new one. Surprise us with your cryptic calendars, mirrors, & spellbooks. In this digitally driven moment, how much mystery can (and should) remain as we contextualize the past & visualize the future?

NNER Editorial Team: Franklin Pierce University Students and Faculty

Students in Franklin Pierce University's Creative Writing and EN391 Editing/Publishing courses are integral team members in the NNER publishing process. Students contribute to the content selection, curation, editing, proofreading, & edition design. The NNER Advisory Board is comprised of FPU English Department Faculty: Sarah Dangelantonio, Donna Decker, & Alan B. Schulte. Volume 39 Assistant Editors were James Bruno, Katie Davert, & Brigid Klaft.

NNER Editor

Margot Douaihy, PhD, serves as the editor of Northern New England Review. Douaihy is the Lambda Literary Award-nominated author of Girls Like You (Clemson University Press), Scranton Lace (Clemson University Press), & the chapbook I Would Ruby if I Could (Factory Hollow Press). Her writing has been featured in PBS NewsHour, Colorado Review, Madison Review, among others.


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