The Indianapolis Review is a new online quarterly of poetry and visual art supporting the growth of new voices in the literary scene in Indianapolis and beyond. Founder and Editor in Chief Natalie Solmer and Associate Editor Rachel Sahaidachny started the publication “to give back to the poetry and art world by curating a platform to showcase poets and artists. We desire to create connections among writers and artists in our community and around the globe. In our own publishing experiences, we've seen there is always a need for venues to publish new work.”
Each issue will include a featured poet, which spotlights an Indiana poet with a short interview and a review of some of their recent poems, in addition to visual art and poetry of all styles. The editors seek a wide array of aesthetics to showcase for their readers: “We don't want you to be able to ‘expect’ a certain style; we like surprise and hope to delight the reader with a variety of voices.”
Some of those voices from the first two issues include Scott Chalupa, Curtis Crisler, Samantha Fain, Jennifer Givhan, George Kalamaras, Maya Maldonado, Dheepa Maturi, stephanie roberts, Eli Sahm, Joanna Valente, Brendan Walsh, and featured poets Adrian Matejka and Mitchell L. H. Douglas.
Both coming from strong literary and publishing backgrounds, Solmer earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University and teaches English at IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College as well as Indiana Writers Center, a non-profit dedicated to fostering a vibrant writing community in Indiana. Sahaidachny is an award-winning poet and co-editor of Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers . She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University and works as programs manager and teaches for the Indiana Writers Center.
“The goal for The Indianapolis Review ,” the editors say, “is to continue to support the poets we publish, by nominating for Pushcart for Best of the Net. We hope to publish eighty poets and twenty artists through the year (20 poets per issue, and five artists).”
Writers who submit to The Indianapolis Review can be assured that every submission is read by the publication’s current masthead, who then discuss each piece before making final selections. Writers are invited to submit once during each reading/publication period via e-mail.