Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to a conversation both local and worldwide among those who read and write contemporary literature. We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Writing from our pages is frequently selected to appear in anthologies such as 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 both print and digital formats.
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
The University of Iowa
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, gr_novel
Recent Awards Received
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.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
From 9 / 1 - 12 / 1
1 - 4 months
Contests in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. There is also a spring contest for writing by veterans.
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
6.5 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages