Our general submission period for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction opens September 1 and goes through December 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

We review work solicited by our editors year-round; please see guidelines by clicking on the category below or visit our website.

Ends on March 1, 2017

In collaboration with the University of Iowa Press, The Iowa Review Series in Fiction will publish two innovative novels per year beginning in 2018. The goal of the new Iowa Review imprint is to publish high-quality literary fiction in a wide range of styles and genres.

The Series’ advisory board includes Lan Samantha Chang, John Freeman, Amelia Gray, Garth Greenwell, Porochista Khakpour, Margot Livesey, Rebecca Makkai, Christopher Merrill, and Jayne Anne Phillips.

At this stage, the editors are not soliciting manuscripts, but rather a brief, 300-word description of the novel and an author biography. We will consider all proposals and contact those authors whose work is of interest. We welcome unpublished work by writers at all stages in their careers.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename. 

Please double-space.

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 30.00
$ 30.00

Use this category if you'd like to enter a fiction manuscript in the Iowa Review Awards contest and purchase a one-year subscription at the contest discount rate ($10). 

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename.

Please double-space.

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename. 

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 30.00
$ 30.00

Use this category if you'd like to enter a poetry manuscript in the Iowa Review Awards contest and purchase a one-year subscription at the contest discount rate ($10). 

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename. 

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename. 

Please double-space.

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 30.00
$ 30.00

Use this category if you'd like to enter a nonfiction manuscript in the Iowa Review Awards contest and purchase a one-year subscription at the contest discount rate ($10). 

Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work. Paste the text of the cover letter into Submittable; do not include it as part of your uploaded document.

Your name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript file or filename. 

Please double-space.

For more information on the contest and contest judges: https://iowareview.org/rules

For those who cannot access Submittable due to disability, please e-mail iowa-review@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0462.

This category applies only to work that has been personally solicited by Iowa Review editors. Submission fees are waived for solicited work.

In your cover letter, please mention the name of the editor who solicited your work.

Note: If you submit using this category without having been personally invited to do so, we will withdraw your submission and ask that you kindly resubmit using the appropriate category.