From their about page:
The Notre Dame Review is an independent, non-commercial magazine of contemporary American and international fiction, poetry, criticism, and art. Our goal is to present a panoramic view of contemporary art and literature—no one style is advocated over another. We are especially interested in work that takes on big issues by making the invisible seen, that gives voice to the voiceless—work that gives message form through aesthetic experience.
There’s more, but I will let you read it for yourselves. :-)
From their submissions guidelines:
Excellence is our sole criteria for selection, although we are especially interested in fiction and poetry that take on big issues.
The best way for writers to get a feel for the types of literature that we publish is to read back issues.
We only read submissions from September through November and from January through March. Submissions sent during summer months will be returned unread. We only accept electronic submissions through our Submittable page.
A small gratuity is paid after publication.
Thankfully, they have an issue online so I could look at examples of what they usually accept. I only looked at the current one since the archived issues page is to buy the print version and I don’t have time for that right now.
Are you submitting your work to journals and magazines? What has your experience been so far? I would love to hear from you in the comments!