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New England Review

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In a cultural landscape increasingly dominated by sound bites, tweets, and chatspeak, it's a pleasure to discover a place where writing of high quality can be given the sustained attention it deserves. 

For more than 30 years, New England Review has offered its readers opportunities to read deeply and to have their tastes and expectations regularly challenged.   

The Impact

In bringing together new authors with authors whose reputations are well known, NER provides an exceptionally lively forum for cultural conversation across a range of disciplines. Each issue assembles distinguished work in a variety of genres—200 pages, four times a year. 

“NER’s existence has been both a beacon and a summons
for me . . . I think that I can safely call it a national treasure.”

—Christine Sneed    

The list of writers whose work has been selected for publication in NER is long and distinguished. Many highly regarded authors—among them Jorie Graham, Ann Beattie, Louise Erdrich, and Mark Doty—were published in NER before they achieved international recognition, and works published in the magazine are chosen every year for prestigious awards, including the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize, and inclusion in the Best American anthologies. Again and again, NER has been identified as one of the most consistently impressive literary publications in the country.

How You Can Help

New England Review has relied on Middlebury College for its operating budget since 1987. Subscription and licensing revenues cover many of the operating cost, but the bulk of expenses have been generously covered by the College and by NER's endowment fund. However, the New England Review is working toward meeting more of its operating costs through additional fundraising and subscriptions.

We ask you to contribute as much as you can. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Subscribers who participate in this effort at higher levels will have opportunities to engage directly with our writers and editors. We will hope for a chance to thank you in person and urge you to become a vital part of New England Review’s history today.