Creative Writing Past, Present, and Future Series: New Delta Review Summer 2015


Today, New Delta Review has published its summer issue!  This issue is packed with incredible works—from zombies to spaceports to minotaurs and morticians—and, as always, the writing is brilliant and innovative and formally diverse.

Swimming HoleNDR coverCover art: “Swimming Hole” by Cathy Akers


Our summer issue features work from Joshua Wheeler, who joins our faculty in August, and Eric Tran, who, along with Chen Chen (featured in our fall issue), has been selected as the recipient of our annual Matt Clark Editors’ Prize. This prize is made possible by a generous endowment from the parents of Matt Clark, who was a beloved instructor and colleague at LSU.


New Delta Review is the graduate student-run journal for LSU.  We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.  This year, like the MFA program, we turned thirty!  To celebrate, we put together an anthology of some of the greatest work that NDR has published over the past few decades.  It’s a stunning collection, including fiction from Naomi Shihab Nye, Dinty W. Moore, Kevin Wilson, Stacey Richter, and George Singleton, and poetry from Billy Collins, Anne Carson, Ai, Patricia Smith, and Louisiana’s own Ava Leavell Haymon.


New Delta Review has made the successful transition to an online journal in recent years. This allows us to reach a larger audience and bring beautiful writing free to the public.  We maintain a print presence through special projects (like our anthology) and our annual chapbook contest.  This year, our chapbook contest winner is Leslie Marie Aguilar.  Her collection, Mesquite Manual is truly exquisite, and you can order your own copy here.


So please, take a look at our beautiful and stunning summer issue—it’s free and online—and if you’re like us and just love the way a book feels in your hands and looks on your shelf, think about heading over to our online store and getting yourself a copy of our anthology and chapbook.  We appreciate your support!