Publisher’s Description: Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review—now in its 42nd year of publication—takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.
“The Iowa Review is a seductive package,” writes essayist Lia Purpura, “intellectually challenging, lyrically thrilling, and always, always surprising.”
We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms (e.g., graphic memoir) 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. We publish three issues per year, in April, August, and December.