Noctua Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Noctua Review, the graduate literary publication of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), is open for submissions from October 1, 2016 until January 31, 2017.

We are currently closed for submissions.

General submissions may, but are not required to, adhere to the annual theme. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, if any of your pieces have been accepted elsewhere before we respond to your submission, then congratulations!  However, please be courteous to our staff and contact us immediately via Submittable or email (

***Please send only one submission per reading period.***
Writers previously published in Noctua are welcome to submit work again after skipping an issue.

2017 Theme: Neo/Americana

 We want road trips, ramshackle motel rooms, drive-in movie theaters, that open suitcase of women’s high heel shoes spilled on the median of a deserted Nevada highway, aproned mannequins behind picket fences destroyed in a test of the atomic bomb, homecoming dances, Friday night lights, and jazz.

But we also want the new Americana—the stories and histories we’re building in the face of racial, social, and economic divides. We want the emigrant father at this kitchen table, watching broadcasts from the home his family has left behind. We want tales of digital romances, of protests, of the favorite tube of lipstick left unmasked on a young boy’s nightstand, and the smell of curry mixing with barbecue on the 4th of July.

Give us America—your America—in all its flaws and facets.