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 international 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 February 15. (See Note.)
Note: Novus publishes an online journal each Spring at the end of April. We have published one Commemorative Edition print edition in the Fall of 2021. We may also consider your digital submissions for any future print publication. Our Creative Writing Department also hosts a Writer/Poet in Residence Series on campus each year, and is seeking to begin a podcast to interview our writers from around the world.