NOVUS publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and artwork.

We focus on pieces that move us through the unique use of language, and we are especially interested in works that exhibit new, modern perspectives on life and the environment around us.

Submissions are currently closed. For any questions or more precise information, please email

Formatting and Length:

All work should be in Times New Roman with 12 point font, double-spaced.

One can submit up to five poems, and all poems should be in one Word document.

As of right now, there are no restrictions on the amount of prose one can submit. We just ask that the word count does not exceed 3,000 words.

We only consider unpublished work, but we do accept simultaneous submissions. If the work is accepted elsewhere after you submit to us, please email us immediately to let us know, and congratulations!

Lastly, NOVUS reserves the right to make minor grammatical adjustments to your piece, but larger revisions will be asked of the author.

To submit, please email, and we will respond as soon as possible. It is asked that you put your name and the type of work that you are submitting in the subject line of the email.
(Ex. John Smith Poetry Submission)

It is not required, but it would be helpful if you added a brief bio (about 2-4 sentences) in third person about yourself, your style of writing, and/or the work you are submitting in the body of the email.

Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your work!

NOVUS Literary and Arts Journal
Lebanon, TN