Thank you for your interest in The Iowa Review.

We accept fiction and poetry submissions from August 1 through October 1 and nonfiction submissions from August 1 through November 1. Guidelines can be found here:

  • The contest is open to former staff, volunteers, and interns of The Iowa Review (TIR).
  • Manuscripts must include a cover letter listing your name, address, email 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.
  • Please indicate on your cover letter what year(s) and in what capacity you worked for TIR.
  • Submit a poetry manuscript of up to 8 pages.
  • Work must be previously unpublished.
  • Current students, faculty, or staff of the University of Iowa are not eligible to enter the contest. 

For more information on the contest:

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

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