Breaking Rank, six soldiers on paper

Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans

Biennial creative writing contest for U.S. veterans and active duty personnel
Elizabeth Condon photo

Veterans' Artist Gallery

Artwork that illuminates veterans' stories

Veterans' Writing Gallery

Welcome to The Iowa Review's web-home for veterans' writing and resources for veteran writers! With war a recurring fixture of U.S. history, there are veterans from previous and current wars who have returned and are still returning every day and wanting to share and process their experiences. We believe the contribution of a literary magazine can be to provide a point of connection between those who want to write about their experience and those who want to read about and understand it. In that spirit, we offer here the full text of all veteran writing published in the Spring issues of The Iowa Review as well as resources for veterans who wish to publish their writing, submit it to contests, or participate in writing workshops.