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Iowa Review, The


Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry,review

Established: 1970

Circulation: 2,500


A literary journal carrying fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews

Payment: $25 for the first page and $15 for each subsequent page of prose and poetry


The Iowa Review is published three times annually. The reading period not reserved for unsolicited manuscripts is used for reading submissions for the Iowa Review Award.

The Iowa Review Web ( is an online publication featuring electronic literature and experimental writing and art, and has been publishing electronic literature since 1999. Writers interested in having work considered for publication should send a query e-mail with relevant autobiographical information, a brief description of work in general, and information about the work for submission (including, when appropriate, the URL of the work). Send query e-mails to Editor Jon Winet at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The Iowa Review is a small but stately publication, and includes a very high caliber of writing, frequently including known and established writers. Their website proclaims, though, “Discovering a new and compelling writer, one we’d never heard of before but whose writing comes through to us—that still seems the magic of our work.”

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Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

The Iowa Review accepts unsolicited manuscripts September 1-December 1.
No set guidelines as to content or length.
Allow 3 months response time.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Mail submissions to:
The Iowa Review
308 EPB, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242


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