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.

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.

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