Indiana Review accepts general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from February 1–March 31 and from September 1–October 31.
Please submit on Submittable.
We strongly encourage you to submit through Submittable. However, if you are unable to do so for any reason, you may mail your manuscript to our office. Cover letters are not required, but please be sure to let us know the genre of your submission. All mailed submissions should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check with the $3 submission fee made out to Indiana University. Please note that response times for mailed submissions will be considerably slower than for online submissions. We welcome no-fee submissions from incarcerated writers.
We do not accept unsolicited email submissions.
INDIANA REVIEW PUBLISHING DETAILS
Indiana Review is published biannually in May and December. Our response time is usually ~2-4 months, but may at times be longer. IR accepts less than half of 1% of work submitted. Payment for publication is $5.00 per page ($25.00 minimum) and two contributor copies of the issue in which the work appears. Rights revert to author upon publication, but we ask that Indiana Review be credited if the work is republished elsewhere.
IR publishes about 6–8 stories, 40–60 pages of poetry, and 4–6 nonfiction pieces per issue, as well as occasional art inserts and special folios. Send us your best "carefully strange" work. We are especially interested in poems, stories, and nonfiction that are well-crafted and lively, have an intelligent sense of form and language, assume a degree of risk, and have consequence beyond the world of their speakers or narrators. At this time we are not accepting unsolicited book reviews.
If our submission fee presents a hardship to you for any reason, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a fee waiver.
Any submissions made outside the reading dates will not be read.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please withdraw your piece ASAP if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Fiction & Nonfiction: We consider prose of up to 6,000 words in length. Up to three pieces of flash prose (<1,000 words) may be included in a single document.
Poems: Send 3-6 poems per submission, up to 12 pages in total. Please include all poems in a single file.
Visual Arts: We are not accepting art submissions at this time.
Translations: We welcome translated work across genres. Please ensure you have the proper rights to the work prior to submitting. Submit using the general genre categories in Submittable.
There is no need to query editors before submitting work. Please do not query us about the status of your submission unless at least 6 months have passed.
IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University, which includes those who have studied at or worked for IU in the past 4 years.
All work must be previously unpublished.
HOW TO WITHDRAW A PIECE:
If you have submitted a simultaneous submission that is accepted elsewhere or have another reason to withdraw your submission, please withdraw through Submittable. If you need to withdraw a single work from a submission containing multiple pieces, please use Submittable's "Message" feature to send us a message detailing which piece(s) should be withdrawn. We are unable to refund submission fees in the event of a withdrawal.