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Futures Folio: Special Call for Submissions!

In addition to accepting works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for General Submissions starting September 1, Indiana Review is calling for submissions to our FUTURES FOLIO.

As we celebrate the pieces that have shaped the journal over the past forty years, we don’t want to lose sight of where we—or our readers—are headed. For a special folio in our Summer 2018 issue, we’re calling for short stories, poems, and essays that invoke the questions of our varied futures. Send us your characters who daydream and doubt, your chronicles of advancement and collapse. Guide us through landscapes that are wholly strange, or uncannily familiar. Though post-apocalyptic narratives are welcome, ultimately we seek the keenest, freshest interpretations of the theme in whatever form or genre they might take.

FUTURES 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 “FUTURES Folio – appropriate genre” 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 12-point font with numbered pages. Submissions should be formatted as .doc files.

Poems: Send only 3-6 poems per submission. Do not send more than 4 poems if longer than 3 pages each.

Translations: We welcome translations across genres. Please ensure you have the rights to the translated piece prior to submitting.

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All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes works posted to personal blogs, online journals or magazines, or any part of a thesis or dissertation that has been published electronically.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, or to submit, please click here for our Submissions page.

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