THE IOWA REVIEW launches new imprint in fiction

TIR Staff

The Iowa Review announced today that it will expand its literary offerings with a new book imprint showcasing the best in contemporary fiction. In collaboration with the University of Iowa Press, The Iowa Review Series in Fiction will publish two innovative novels per year beginning in 2018.

“The goal of the new Iowa Review imprint is simple: to publish high-quality literary fiction that exceeds our readers’ expectations and leaves them eager for more,” says TIR editor Harilaos Stecopoulos. “We’re interested in a wide range of styles and genres; we’ll consider any novel that promises to instruct and delight, preferably with a twist or two.”

The Series’ advisory board includes Lan Samantha Chang, John Freeman, Amelia Gray, Garth Greenwell, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Makkai, Christopher Merrill, and Jayne Anne Phillips.

The Iowa Review is a vital space for writers,” says John Freeman. “I predict in years to come we will be following the path of writers who are essential to us back to this new door that’s been opened by the magazine’s imprint.’” 

TIR invites writers to submit manuscript proposals for the Series in Fiction from November 1, 2016, through March 1, 2017. More information about submission guidelines can be found at To submit, visit The Iowa Review Submittable page. We regret we cannot accept e-mail or paper submissions. If you have questions, please contact Harilaos Stecopoulos at

About The Iowa Review

Based in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, The Iowa Review publishes three print issues per year featuring poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. Work from its pages is consistently selected to appear in such anthologies as 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

About the University of Iowa Press

Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press is a well-regarded academic and trade publisher. In recent years, its books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize; they have also been included in 100 Best Books of the Year by the New York Times and have made the New York Times Bestseller List. UI Press hosts the prestigious Iowa Short Fiction Award, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Iowa Award in Literary Nonfiction, and the Kuhl House Poetry Series. The press is a proud member of Association of American University Presses. More information can be found at



Harilaos Stecopoulos, Editor