Deadline: March 31, 2022

Entry fee: $20

About the contest

Founded in 1976, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.

Indiana Review accepts general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from February 1–March 31 and from September 1–October 31. (For details about our annual contests, please visit the Prizes page.)

Indiana Review is now Submittable. We will no longer accept submissions through our old submissions manager, though any pending submissions received before Fall 2021 will still be considered.

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 applicable 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 submissions from incarcerated writers.

We do not accept unsolicited email submissions.

Submission guidelines

  • Fiction & Nonfiction: We consider prose of up to 6,000 words in length, and we prefer .doc or .docx files that are double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman with numbered pages. Up to three pieces of flash prose (<1,000 words) may be included in a single document.
  • Poems: Send 3-6 poems per submission. Do not send more than 4 poems if longer than 3 pages each. Please include all poems in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
  • Read the whole guideline here.


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