Call for B&W Photos

We have wrapped up reviewing initial writing selections for issue 4 of The Indian River Review. This means one more step in the review process before we can start putting it all together. We had a massive amount of writing submissions this time, but sadly, we did not get many photo submissions. Photographs really make the layout and look of the journal come together, so we are putting out another call for black and white photography. Right now, there is no specific deadline.

The theme for issue 4 is “knowledge.” You can read more about the theme from the original call for papers, but as with writing submissions, the editors use a broad view of any theme for the journal.

Feel free to share this on various social media. Submissions should be in .jpg or .tiff format and sent as attachments to tpowley@irsc.edu.

Message from the Editors

Thank you to everyone who has submitted works for the fourth issue of the journal. This is just a brief update to let you know that we are working on reviewing submissions, and we appreciate your patience as we move through this lengthy process. For this past call for papers and photographs, we received a huge response, which is wonderful! However, this means it will take us more time than usual to read and review each submission. Our goal is to finish the first round of reviews and contact participants by the end of the year.

Another Bio Addition!

In a rush to get out issue 3 of The Indian River Review, the following contributor biography was inadvertently not included. We apologize for the mistake, and thank the author for her understanding:

A freelance writer and memoir writing teacher, Jennifer Lang has been published in the South Loop Review, Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, among others. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Since relocating to Israel in 2011, she has been blogging at http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/ and www.opentoisrael.com, her effort to see the good in a place she never dreamed of living.

Call for Papers – Issue 4

Issue 3 is at the printer! That means it is time for another call for papers:

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its 4th issue scheduled for publication in Summer 2016. The theme for this issue is “Knowledge” or “The Knowledge Commons,” and we plan to take a very broad view of this theme. With the development of digital media, our relationship to knowledge has changed dramatically. In the current digital age, anything we want or need to know is just a click away, something that is both potentially liberating and stifling; the amount of information available staggers the imagination. Even so, what defines knowledge? Is knowledge different from information? Can or should it be organized? Who decides? How does knowledge affect community and culture?

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2015. Genres include short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, critical essays, black and white photography, and book reviews. Please do not send explicit content. See formatting and submission instructions below.

All work is peer reviewed. The journal accepts only electronic submission, no hard copies. Please inform us if you are sending simultaneous submissions, and follow the requirements listed below for all submissions:

• Text files must be sent as .doc, .docx, or .rtf email attachments.
• Photography files must be sent as .tiff or .jpg email attachments.
• Send short fiction attachments to hraulers@irsc.edu.
• Send poetry attachments to smallone@irsc.edu.
• Send creative non-fiction and photography attachments to tpowley@irsc.edu.
• Send critical essays and book review attachments to smallone@irsc.edu.
• Text-based submissions must use 12 point font and correct MLA format.
• Short fiction, creative non-fiction, and critical essays are limited to 4,000 words.
• Book reviews are limited to 1,000 words.
• In your email, make sure to include your full name, phone number, 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.
• Send no more than 5 submissions for poetry.

Please make sure to spend time proofing and editing your text submissions before sending them. Authors may even want to consider asking a friend to read the work first to help make sure an error free submission is sent. Submissions with incorrect grammar or misspellings may be automatically excluded from the review process. Those submissions that are accepted must be open to receiving minor editorial corrections. Payment upon publication will include one copy of The Indian River Review.

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 tpowley@irsc.edu. 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.