Contribute to New Welsh Review


The majority of articles in New Welsh Review are specially commissioned by the editor, but if you have a proposal please email a brief synopsis (300 words maximum) in the first instance to the editor. Please include a brief biography. We pay in the region of £170 per article upon publication. You are welcome to communicate with the editor in either Welsh or English but submissions should be in English unless they are part of a translation project. Mae croeso ichi ohebu â’r golygydd yn Gymraeg.

Creative submissions: Please leave a gap of at least 3 months between submissions, and group those submissions together.

Short stories and poems

Submission of short stories and poems may be made by post or email.

Postal submissions (short stories and poems) should be sent to the editor accompanied by a covering letter and a stamped addressed envelope or international money order for return. Material will not be returned unless it is accompanied by sufficient postage (please take note of the recent changes to postal charges for small and large letters). If acknowledgement of safe receipt is required, we would also ask you to include a stamped addressed postcard with your submission.

Email submissions of not more than six poems or one short story in any three-month period should be sent to . Please title your email ‘Submissions’, include the word 'Fiction' or 'Poetry' plus your name and attach your work as a separate word document containing the whole submission of poems or story; please ensure that each page is numbered and marked with your name and email address. We ask that you also include a covering letter. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in our failure to notify you about the result of your submission.

Short stories must be typed, single-sided and double-spaced, in the region of 2,500 to 3,000 words.

Poetry submissions should consist of not more than six previously unpublished poems. Poems must be typed and single-sided.

We pay in the region of £80 for a short story and £25 for each poem, upon publication.

We aim to let you know within three months if your submission has been selected. Please be patient as we receive many submissions each week.


If you would like to respond to features or other work published in the magazine, email or send your letter to the editor. We regret that we cannot publish every letter received but we remain committed to reflecting opinion and encouraging constructive debate, and we welcome your feedback.


A brief note on copyright:all authors have given permission for their work to appear online on New Welsh Review's website. Copyright remains with the author. If you wish to reproduce part or all of any article then the permission of the author must be sought, and the author and New Welsh Review credited accordingly.

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