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.
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, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Douglas Trevor.
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 We welcome unpublished work by writers at all stages in their careers.
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.