Indiana Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Indiana Review accepts general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from February 1–March 31 and from September 1–October 31. We also periodically accept submissions for a number of prizes, as described on our prizes page, as well as for special print and online features.

We welcome translated work across genres. Please ensure you have the proper rights to the work prior to submitting.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please withdraw your work immediately if it has been accepted for publication elsewhere. If you need to withdraw a single work from a submission containing multiple pieces, please click on the title of your submission; click on the "Messages" tab; and send a message detailing which piece(s) should be withdrawn.

Indiana Review typically has a response time of ~4 months, though our response time may occasionally be longer, especially if you submit near the end of a submissions period or if your work is under serious consideration. Please do not query us about the status of your submission unless at least 8 months have passed. 

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Publication includes works posted to personal blogs, online journals, or magazines, and to any part of a thesis or dissertation that has been published electronically. Indiana Review cannot consider work from anyone who is currently a student or employee of Indiana University or who has been within the past 4 years. We also do not consider same-genre submissions from authors we have published within the last year.

There is a $3.00 reading fee for General Submissions. If our general $3 submission fee presents a hardship to you for any reason, please email us at to request a fee waiver.

For more information regarding payment, author rights, and submitting by mail (included for incarcerated writers), please refer to our website.