FAQ

Submission FAQs

    1.    How do I submit work to The Normal Review?
    2.    If I submit work, will it be published?
    3.    Will my work be changed at all?
    4.    Do I keep my copyright?
    5.    What can I submit?
    6.    How long can a poem/story/play/etc be? How many may I submit?
    7.    How are submissions collected?
    8.    Who can submit work for publication?
    9.    How do I know if my work will be published?

Membership FAQs

    10.    How do I join The Normal Review?
    11.    What is expected of a member?
    12.    When are the meetings?

Website FAQs

    13.    How often is the website updated?
    14.    How do I report a broken link?


1. How do I submit work to The Normal Review?
Check our Submissions page for more information.
Poetry should be emailed to tnrpoetry@gmail.com
Prose should be emailed to tnrprose@gmail.com
Art should be emailed to tnrart@gmail.com


2. If I submit work, will it be printed?
The staff of The Normal Review reserves the right to review the submissions and vote on which pieces will be included in the publication. Submitting your work does not guarantee that it will be printed.


3. Will my work be changed at all?
The magazine staff will alter work only for grammatical and spelling errors. Any other changes will be proposed to the writers and left to their discretion.


4. Do I keep my copyright?
The author/artist retains all copyright to the works submitted. However, the work becomes the property of the literary magazine and may be printed and/or reprinted at the discretion of the staff.


5. What can I submit?
The literary magazine accepts poetry, prose, non-fiction, drama, and other literary genres. This goes for art, as well. We accept a variety of mediums including photography, paintings, sculptures, and scratch board.


6. How long can a poem/story/play/etc be? How many may I submit?
*There is no limit to how many pieces a student may submit. However, a maximum of 3 pieces per student may be published.*
FICTION/NON-FICTION/ESSAYS/DRAMA: The page limit is seven pages total, double-spaced.
POETRY: The line limit is 60 lines per poem. If one long poem, the limit is 150 lines.  
For more submission guidelines, click here.


7. How are submissions collected?
Submissions are collected throughout each semester with potential to be published towards the end of the same semester.


8. Who can submit work for publication?
Undergraduate and graduate students of Montclair State University may submit work for publication.


9. How do I know if my work will be published?
You will be notified, via e-mail, after the last meeting of submission review.

10. How do I join The Normal Review?
If you are interested in joining the staff, visit our membership page for more information.


11. What is expected of a member?
A member is expected to miss, without justifiable circumstances, no more than 3 meetings per semester. Members are encouraged to engage in active discussion of submissions and offer insightful and helpful critique. A member's negative, hurtful commentary will not be tolerated, as The Normal Review is dedicated to providing a supportive space for all contributors. 

12. When are the meetings?
Meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 8:15pm. The location for Fall 2015 meetings is TBA.

13. How often is the website updated?
The website is updated regularly to keep all members and interested students informed. Please check back regularly. We also have a mailing list. If you would like to be added, please contact thenormalreview@gmail.com.

14. How do I report a problem with the web site?
If you come across a broken link or any other error in the website, we would be grateful if you reported it via email at thenormalreview@gmail.com.