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.

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 mbrooks@irsc.edu 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.