Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.

We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories

The Iowa Review publishes three issues per year (in April, August, and December) in both print and digital formats. (Subscribe here!)

The magazine is indexed by EBSCOhost, JSTOR, and ProQuest.   

Our Paper 

The Iowa Review is printed on 60-lb. Natural Rolland Opaque paper that contains 30% post-consumer recycled fiber and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. We mail each issue in an SFI-certified paper envelope rather than a plastic bag. Like most paperback books, our issues can be recycled in the "mixed paper" bins at most recycling centers—but we hope you'll keep or donate them! 

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