Novus Literary Arts Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Novus means "new" in Latin, as well as "fresh," "extraordinary," "unheard," and "revived."

As a new national literary journal housed at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee -- just outside Nashville in an area of rich literary heritage -- Novus seeks work that reflects and embodies our name. This is interpreted broadly: we seek any work that exudes a fresh and innovative approach. We focus on pieces that move us through the unique use of language and modern literary wonder. We also appreciate a traditional story well told with a compelling voice. We are open to any original, previously non-published work, in Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Plays, and Art. (No genre please -- no sci-fi, fantasy, or romance without literary characteristics.) Chapter excerpts are accepted as long as they stand alone in some coherent way. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your piece is placed elsewhere. We are currently accepting submissions until March 10th. (See Note.) 

Special Note: Novus publishes an online journal each Spring at the end of April. This year, we are also planning a special Commemorative Print Edition which will publish in August, featuring the "Best Of" work from our two-year history and to celebrate our new Creative Writing major at Cumberland University. Please submit for Spring to be considered for this publication. Readings will be held in the tri-county area of Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee, along with other literary events. Cumberland University's Creative Writing Department also hosts a Writer/Poet in Residence Series on campus each year. 

Novus Literary Arts Journal