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IR Value Statement

For thirty-nine years, Indiana Review has prided itself on publishing outstanding works by emerging and established artists within a wide aesthetic. From the traditional to the absurd, flash fiction to book reviews, prose poems to graphic narratives, the editorial staff has striven to bring readers pieces that exemplify the highest craft, the sharpest language, the most “carefully strange” worldview.

We would like to take a moment to reiterate a set of different, and no less important, standards. At Indiana Review, we…

  • Believe, always, in the power of art to affirm life.
  • Condemn spaces where creativity is corrupted in service of hatred and violence.
  • Seek out works that defy stereotypes, build empathy, challenge oppression, and inspire political and personal self-awareness, while continuing to embody the highest principles of literary and artistic craft.
  • Understand the ongoing sources of oppression both in the publishing world and the wider political landscape that seek to intimidate, brutalize, and silence the voices of women, LGBTQIA individuals, people of color, and other marginalized communities.
  • Maintain our commitment to creating a space for marginalized artists to share their diverse experiences through the mediums of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visual art.
  • Respect the experiences and opinions of those different from our own, without ever condoning perspectives that are racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise driven by hate.
  • Endeavor to align ourselves with the publications, organizations, and individuals that are similarly committed to these goals, striving each day to create and disseminate art that is unapologetic in its quest for a more just world.

In solidarity,

The Editors of Indiana Review

2016-2017

One Response to “IR Value Statement”

  1. Richard Dokey

    I applaud the statement!

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