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Announcing Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project!

Many members of our Indiana Review staff are fortunate enough to teach Introduction to Creative Writing as well as Poetry and Fiction writing courses here at Indiana University. We are even luckier to have a talented student body eagerly interested in both editing and submitting their own writing, and as instructors, we love to help get them involved to this end.

Indiana Review and Indiana University’s W280 Literary Editing and Publishing course have decided to team up and create a space for any currently enrolled undergraduate student to submit POETRY or SHORT FICTION (up to 5000 words) to us for consideration in our once-annual issue of Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project. This inaugural issue will be published on Indiana Review’s website in January 2016 and will be wholly edited by undergraduate IU students enrolled in the course. Please see a complete list of submission guidelines below.

Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project submission guidelines:

The subject of the email must read: YOUR NAME, GENRE OF SUBMISSION, “NAME OF SUBMISSION” (ex.: Jacob Smith, Short Fiction Submission, “The Smallest Thing”). The submission email must come from a University address. The body of the email must include the following information, in exactly this format:


YEAR AT UNIVERSITY (Junior, Senior, etc)
TITLE(S) OF WORK SUBMITTED (If fiction, please include the word count)

No cover letter is necessary.

The submission period will open on September 15, 2015 and close on October 31, 2015, Midnight EST. Submissions sent outside this period will be deleted unread.

All submissions must be emailed as .doc attachments to We will not accept submissions to IR Online: an Undergraduate Project through the Indiana Review submissions manager.

3 Poems maximum per Poetry submission

5,000 words maximum per Short Fiction submission

Only one submission is allowed per person during this submission period. You may submit either fiction or poetry: not both.

We are unable to accept nonfiction submissions at this time.

Current Indiana University undergraduates (at any IU campus) are unable to submit.


So, all interested, currently-enrolled undergraduate students: Ready your best for when submissions to the inaugural issue of Indiana Review: an Undergraduate Project open on September 15, 2015!

One Response to “Announcing Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project!”

  1. Robin Becker

    Dear Friends at IR,

    I’m teaching a course in literary book reviewing and my students seek outlets for their 500-word reviews. Might IR Online be interested in coinsidering for publication excellent literary book reviews by advanced undergrads? Many thanks, Robin