The Nottingham Review

The Nottingham Review


From the Publisher

The Nottingham Review is a new British digital literary journal, looking to publish great flash fiction (50-1000 words) and short stories (1000-3000 words). We want to see the magic in the mundane, the special in the everyday, the enchanting in the ordinary. We want situations and characters that are firmly grounded in reality, written about beautifully. We particularly love dirty realism/literary minimalism.

Issues will be published online quarterly (September, December, March and June), starting with Issue 1 in September 2015.


We are primarily interested in what Granta editor Bill Buford termed ‘dirty realism’. These, he said, are stories ‘devoted to the local details, the nuances, the little disturbances in language and gesture… these are strange stories: unadorned, unfurnished, low-rent tragedies about people who watch day-time television, read cheap romances or listen to country and western music. They are waitresses in roadside cafes, cashiers in supermarkets, construction workers, secretaries and unemployed cowboys. They play bingo, eat cheeseburgers, hunt deer and stay in cheap hotels… they could just about be from anywhere: drifters in a world cluttered with junk food and the oppressive details of modern consumerism.’

This is the kind of thing we are looking to publish in The Nottingham Review. We’re looking for diverse characters, voices and settings, but want stories that focus on the ordinary, mundane aspects of contemporary life.

Please see website for submission guidelines.


Editors Name Spencer Chou
Print publication? No
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time? 3-7 days
How often do you publish? Quarterly
Year Founded? 2015
Do you pay? No


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