ABOUT THE IOWA REVIEW
With 2013, the Iowa Review enters its 43rd year of continuous publication. Our Wikipedia page contains a lot about what we do and whose work we've published over the years. In brief, we select most of our content from the several thousand unsolicited manuscripts that arrive each year from across the country and abroad. We see our mission as nudging along American literature, being local but not provincial, experimental but not without respect for literary traditions. You may find writers already familiar to you in our pages, but you will surely also come across others who are not. Discovering a new voice, one not heard before but clear and compelling and ready to show us something just beyond what we've known and grown accustomed to—that still seems the magic of our work.
Whether you're mostly reading or mostly writing, we invite you to linger a bit in our pages, the print kind or the digital. And send us word when you do. We like to hear your thoughts.