Posts Categorized: Special Call for Submissions

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Announcing Our Special Folio: Metallic Grit Call for Submissions!

 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All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes works posted to personal blogs, online journals or magazines, or any part of a thesis or dissertation that has been published electronically.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.

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Black Friday Indiana Review/Black Warrior Review/Hayden’s Ferry Review Submission Period!

 

 

The editors of Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review are excited to read submissions of short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction fee-free for one day only! We hope this period is a nod to that fact that though we must charge submission fees, we don’t like to. All submissions will be considered for publication by all three journals. Pieces may be accepted by only one of the three: BWR, HFR, or IR.

You send us your best work. We duke it out for a chance to publish our favorites.

Submissions for this joint period will be accepted through BWR’s online submission manager at bwr.submittable.com/submit. No mailed submissions will be considered. Be sure to select the “No-Fee Black Friday Submission!” category for proper consideration. No submission fees will be charged for this special one-day only Black Friday submission period. Read more…

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Announcing Our BIG 2015-2016 Indiana Review News!

We’re busy in the Indiana Review offices this summer: Our 2015 1/2K Prize is currently open for your work under 500 words in any genre, and our new Summer 2015 issue was published only weeks ago. We’re also very happy to announce our three exciting new ventures and partnerships!

Indiana Review is thrilled to partner with the excellent Indiana University Press to start our Blue Light Books series, an annual Prize given on alternating years for a short story collection and a poetry collection. From December 1, 2015 to February 15, 2016 we will be accepting submissions of short story collections. The winner will receive $2,000, publication with IU Press, and be flown out to beautiful Bloomington, IN to read at our 2017 Blue Light Reading. This year the prize will be judged by Michael Martone. Read more…

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Announcing Indiana Review/IU Press Blue Light Book Prize!

We at Indiana Review are thrilled to announce Blue Light Books, a new book series partnership with the excellent Indiana University Press. The Blue Light Book Prize will rotate each year between short story and poetry collections. The inaugural Prize, awarded in 2016, will be for a short story collection. The first awarded Prize aims to display a stunning collection of fiction and will be published through IU Press. The winner will be awarded $2,000, publication, be flown out to read at our 2017 Blue Light Reading here in beautiful Bloomington, IN, and will be selected through an anonymous reading by Michael Martone.

The name for the collaboration was inspired by a blue light outside of the Indiana Review offices, which are located at the end of a long hallway. When the office is open, the blue light is turned on. Our annual spring Blue Light Reading has come to symbolize our sense of openness and larger dedication to the literary community, and we are proud to expand this commitment with our Blue Light Books Prize. Read more…

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Announcing Our Ghost Theme Issue Call for Submissions!

Indiana Review will be accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for our Ghost issue starting on September 1, 2015. We are seeking work that addresses this theme and welcome all creative interpretations. In considering the Ghost theme, we wonder: How can we excavate disappearance and evaporation, loss in all its forms? How can what is left materialize before us or vanish noiselessly into the dark? This issue will be full of cool fog and soft light—the living glow inside the body. Read more…