Indiana Review will be accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for General Submissions as well as our Metallic Grit themed folio starting on September 1, 2016. We are seeking work that addresses this theme and welcome all creative interpretations.
We think of Metallic Grit not only as a theme but also as a showcase of the enduring yet protean quality of writing. During times of change and uncertainty, it is crucial to remain resilient. We wonder about the raw materials that go into the creation of a metallic object or being. The process requires work and heat to arrive at its luster. There is a lasting grit when something undergoes such change. We call for work that will not only interrogate what creates something or someone resilient but also investigate this hybridity—its multifaceted nature.
Stun us with work that employs unforgettable form, language, character, landscape. Shock us with beauty without forgetting its grit.
SPECIAL FOLIO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
General and Special Folio Submissions are open from SEPTEMBER 1 until OCTOBER 31 (MIDNIGHT EST). We will only accept submissions during this submission window.
There is a $3.00 reading fee for all non-subscribing submitters.
To be considered for publication in our Special Folio, please be sure to select “2016 FOLIO: Metallic Grit” when submitting.
You may only submit to ONE of the following: General Submissions or the Special Folio.
Stories & Nonfiction: We consider prose of up to 8,000 words in length, and we prefer manuscripts that are double-spaced in 11- or 12-point font with numbered pages. Submissions should be formatted as .doc files. Translations are welcome.
Poems: Send only 3-6 poems per submission. Do not send more than 4 poems if longer than 3 pages each. Translations are welcome.
If you have been published in IR, please wait two years before submitting again.
All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes works posted to personal blogs, online journals or magazines, or any part of a thesis or dissertation that has been published electronically.
IR cannot consider work (other than book reviews, author interviews, or blog posts) from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University, which includes those who have studied at or worked for Indiana University within the past 4 years.
We look forward to reading your work! For complete guidelines, click here for our Submissions page.