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The Iowa Review
About The Iowa Review: Dedicated to publishing the finest contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408
Phone: (319) 335-0462
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: Labor Day-Thanksgiving (fall semester) Response time: 2-4 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0021-065X Founded: 1970 Issues per year: 3 Distributors: Ingram Average pages: 200 Sample price (postpaid): $9.95 (current issue); $7 (back issue) Cover Price: $9.95 Subscription: $25
Publisher’s Description: Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review—now in its 42nd year of publication—takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.
“The Iowa Review is a seductive package,” writes essayist Lia Purpura, “intellectually challenging, lyrically thrilling, and always, always surprising.”
We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms (e.g., graphic memoir) 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. We publish three issues per year, in April, August, and December.
In Winter 2012/13 issue: landscapes on a train, accidentally stalking Rod Stewart, Flight 800 and Catastrophe Theory, multiple "multiple choices," sock puppets at Smiling Goat, a moody Woodsman with a rust-colored beard, Still Life with Power Tools, and where are you really from?
In our Fall 2012 issue: anonymous macaroni, if God lived on my block, waiting in line at the food bank, a terrible concentration of hares, a bullock-cart to Chandapur, Blackfisk in Norway, Memaw on piano, the white shadow of afternoon, and falling in love over chicken-butt soup
Our Spring 2012 issue includes cartwheels in the garden, an epistolary nun, holy and other mothers, spectator chess in Russia, rabbit binkies in America, and many more fictional, poetic, and essayistic depictions, reflections, confrontations, and contemplations. Featuring new work by G.C. Waldrep, Nathan Hill, Maxine Chernoff, Mehdi Tavana Okasi, and 17 more.
last updated 01/17/2013