Issue 3 Nearing Publication

This is just a brief update concerning the third issue of The Indian River Review. We want to first thank everyone who has stuck with us over the publication transition we have undergone over the last year. To accommodate a number of support personnel, we had to make adjustments to the process. It was not an easy move for any of us, and this regrettably affected our contributors. However, the good news is that we have made it through and now see some progress coming our way. Indian River State College will be closing for a brief holiday break, but when spring semester starts up in January, the journal staff will be busy working on formatting and getting ready for press, which means an estimated publication date in late spring. Again, thank you to everyone who has had to wait. We think it will be well worth it when you see another quality issue of The Indian River Review.

Call for Black and White Photographs

The Indian River Review has reopened black and white photographic submissions for its third issue scheduled for publication in late spring/summer 2015. The theme for this issue is “Technology,” and we plan to take a very broad view of this theme. The deadline for black and white photographic submissions will remain open throughout the summer of 2014.

All work is peer reviewed. The journal accepts only electronic submission, no hard copies. Please inform us if you are sending simultaneous submissions. Photography files must be sent as .tiff or .jpg email attachments to In your email, make sure to include your full name, phone number, mailing address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), and the title(s) of the work you submit. In your email, include a 50 to 100 word author biographical paragraph.

Photographs received may require slight alterations, such as sizing, to accommodate formatting requirements. Payment upon publication will include one copy of The Indian River Review.

Writers’ Workshop This Saturday

Fort Pierce, Florida March15, 2014: With the support of the Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation (The Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair in Communications) and The Center for Media and Journalism Studies, the English, Communication, and Modern Languages Department will offer a Writer’s Day on March 15th in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102, on the IRSC Ft. Pierce Campus. The session will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. This program is designed to enhance anyone’s writing and thinking. Participants may register for a fee of $25.00 per person (payable to the IRSC Foundation). Participation is limited to the first fifty-five registrants.

This year we will focus on poetry and flash fiction. Many of the day’s activities prompt participants to produce short works on the spot that will be shared at the end of the day.

The program will also include multi-media, interactive presentations, and discussions dealing with a variety of writing related topics, such as: dialogue, style, poetic language, cultivating wonder, mystery boxes, characterization, passion, play, creativity, beauty, failure, technology, listening, critical thinking, and so on.

These discussions will improve writing and communication techniques and foster an aesthetic appreciation for written expression.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Matthew Brooks or (772) 462-7842

New Publication Date

In order to accommodate some administrative issues, the staff of The Indian River Review is announcing a change to the journal’s annual publication date. Originally, we have been publishing annual issues during fall semesters. Starting with issue 3, we will start publishing the journal during spring semesters. As a result, issue 3 is scheduled for publication during spring 2015.

If any current or future contributors have any questions, feel free to contact the journal’s staff for clarification.

Issue 2 Published!

issue2-coverWe are thrilled to announce that the second issue of The Indian River Review has been published! Copies are available for purchase at the Indian River State College main campus book store. The theme of this latest issue is “memories,” and you will find some wonderful writing and photography within its pages!

Are you a poet, fiction, or non-fiction author? Are you a photographer? Then consider submitting your work for consideration. We have a call for papers for issue 3 posted here.