Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.
We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.
The Iowa Review publishes three issues per year (in April, August, and December) in both print and digital formats.
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Work regularly selected for the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Push
Zach Savich, Mehdi Tavana Okasi, Lia Purpura
Fall semester only: hard copy with SASE or through Submittable. Spring semester we read contest entries only. (See website for details)
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From 9 / 1 - 12 / 1
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Contests in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. There is also a spring contest for writing by veterans. (See website for details)
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