Southern Indiana Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | December 17, 2015

Southern Indiana Review, a print publication of Southern Indiana University, is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and art. While they showcase well-known contributors from across the nation, they also devote pages to local and emerging writers. They publish many styles of writing—literary, experimental, personal, humorous, critical, and the like—on many topics—nature, politics, religion, science, culture, war, history, folklore, personal memory, and much more. They simply wish to please readers by publishing the best writing they can find. In addition to their print publication, as a special online feature, they also offer videos of Southern Indian Review contributors reading their work. You can get a sense of what they publish by browsing their video archives online.

Southern Indiana Review is published in May and October, and each issue contains work from around 25 authors. They accept submissions from September 1 through April 30. Contributing authors are paid $50.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Fiction writers may submit short stories, film scripts, or short novel excerpts, 1,000 to 7,500 words. Playwrights may submit ten minute plays or long one-acts. Nonfiction writers may submit essays that are personal, critical, historical, or nostalgic. They may also submit reviews, interviews, profiles, or intellectual discourses. Nonfiction submissions may be any length. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter including a brief biography. In addition to these guidelines, each Southern Indiana Review genre editor provides a statement about their editorial taste. You can read these statements by following the links in the submission guidelines online.

Southern Indiana Reviews accepts submissions online and by post, but not via email. All postal submissions are recycled after review, not returned. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you’d like to learn more or get a sense of what they publish, please visit their website at http://www.usi.edu/sir/submission-guidelines.