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 December 1, 2016$ 4.00
$ 4.00

TIR publishes short stories, flash fiction, graphic novels, self-contained novel excerpts, and plays. With the exception of graphic novels and plays, all fiction submissions must be double-spaced. Submissions may comprise one long piece or multiple short pieces. We pay $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).

Ends on December 1, 2016
This category is reserved for subscribers; all submissions will be checked against our subscriber list. Subscribers are welcome to submit one fee-free manuscript during our submission period (September 1 to December 1). 

TIR publishes short stories, flash fiction, graphic novels, self-contained novel excerpts, and plays. With the exception of graphic novels and plays, all fiction submissions must be double-spaced. Submissions may comprise one long piece or multiple short pieces. We pay $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).

Ends on December 1, 2016$ 4.00
$ 4.00

TIR publishes poetry of all kinds, including verse plays and longer work. Please send up to eight pages of poetry for consideration. We pay $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum).
 

Ends on December 1, 2016
This category is reserved for subscribers; all submissions will be checked against our subscriber list. Subscribers are welcome to submit 1 fee-free manuscript during our submission period (September to December). 

TIR publishes poetry of all kinds, including verse plays and longer work. Please send up to eight pages of poetry for consideration. We pay $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum).
Ends on December 1, 2016$ 4.00
$ 4.00

TIR publishes all manner of creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric essays, memoirs, and literary journalism. Submissions may comprise one long piece or multiple short pieces. We pay $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).

Ends on December 1, 2016
This category is reserved for subscribers; all submissions will be checked against our subscriber list. Subscribers are welcome to submit 1 fee-free manuscript during our submission period (September to December). 

TIR publishes all manner of creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric essays, memoirs, and literary journalism. Submissions may comprise one long piece or multiple short pieces. We pay $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).

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.