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Indiana Review Online seeks submissions of poetry, short prose (fiction and non-fiction), and art from undergraduate writers.* Indiana Review, in collaboration with Indiana University-Bloomington’s Literary Editing & Publishing class, will curate an online space for emerging writers and artists from across the country and around the world. We are open to a variety of styles–everything from realism and satire to the supernatural and experimental forms. We feel strongly about representing diverse voices and identities, including young writers of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, and women. Give us your carefully strange writing: your nature poems and political poems, your dark humor fiction, your personal essays about pop culture, family, fairy tales, etc. We especially encourage previously unpublished authors to submit.

Submissions are free and open from FEBRUARY 8 to MARCH 20, 2018. This issue of Indiana Review Online will be published on the Indiana Review website in April 2018. We look forward to showcasing some of the best student-written prose, poetry, and art of the current moment.


Submission Guidelines for Indiana Review Online:

Submissions must be in English (or if bilingual, then partially in English), and from a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study, and the submission email must come from a university email address. The subject of the email must contain: YOUR NAME, SUBMISSION GENRE, “TITLE OF SUBMISSION” (e.g. John Smith, Fiction, “A Story of Fiction”). In the body of the email, include the following information, in this format:

  • YEAR AT UNIVERSITY (Freshman, Senior, etc.)
  • TITLE(S) OF WORK SUBMITTED (Please include the word count for fiction submissions)

Poetry guidelines: Please send up to 5 poems, no length limits. Each poem must be submitted on a separate page in a single document. All submissions need to be emailed as .doc attachments.

Prose guidelines: Please send a single story or essay no longer than 2,500 words. Flash fiction and micro-essays totaling 2,500 words are also more than welcome.All submissions need to be emailed as .doc attachments.

Art & multimedia: Please send up to 5 pieces. Visual art, film, and music welcome.



Art & multimedia:


Simultaneous submissions welcome, however, please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Only one submission per person during this reading period. Any submission sent after March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EST will not be considered.


*Current Indiana University undergraduates from any IU campus cannot submit work.



2 Responses to “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!”

  1. Kamran Akhtar Siddiqui

    Would you please tell me how a person who is no more an undergraduate can submit his work? If the process is same, what about the university email then. Please reply at the earliest. Thanks!

    • Hannah Thompson

      Sorry we didn’t see this earlier–our submission period is over. It’s easier to reach us on twitter or via email. We have a half-k prize in July–be sure to check that out. You don’t need a university email to submit.