IRSC CMJS Writer’s Day Coming Up

The Indian River State College Center for Media Studies is sponsoring a Writer’s Day seminar on March 16, 2013 from 8:45 to 5:00pm. It is open to the first 50 to register and will be held at the Fort Pierce, Florida, campus in the Brown Center in room Y-102. To find out more details as well as register for the seminar, go to the CMJS web site.


Call for Papers – Issue Number 3

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its third issue scheduled for publication in late spring/summer 2014. The theme for this issue is “Technology,” and we plan to take a very broad view of this theme. As man moved from an oral to a literate culture, technology has affected the way we communicate and live. At one time, even the simple number 2 pencil was a technological advancement. From quills to computers, from knitting needles to the Mars Rover, technology comes in many forms, and we would like to explore this concept in our third issue.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014. 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
  • Send poetry attachments to
  • Send creative non-fiction and photography attachments to
  • Send critical essays and book review attachments to
  • 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.
  • Send no more than 10 submissions for photographic pieces.

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. 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.