6/8/2016 Eastern Iowa Review:
We are closed to essay submissions until October, though we're open to reader-intern applications now. Submit here.
2016 Award Winner List
Our new Longform Lyric Essay Award for 2017
Q&A's from contributors to the 2016 issue of the Eastern Iowa Review.
2015 Pushcart nominations from Port Yonder Press / Eastern Iowa Review. Congratulations, authors!
Short story - "Emily Overhears a Mourner" - Stephanie Dickinson
Essay (experimental) - "Mantissa" - Isabel Lederman
Essay - "Changeling" - Lianne Simon
Essay - "The Beach Club, 1971" - Francine Tolf
Poem - "March 28, Monday" - Joy Mlozanowski
Poem - "Jael" - Nancy Hightower
As of 10/14/15: Accepted essays for the 2016 issue of the Eastern Iowa Review will receive a complimentary copy and a small honorarium, and one or two will be selected to receive the Eastern Iowa Review Lyric/Experimental Essay Award. See full info here.
"How can we combine the old words in new orders so that they survive, so that they create beauty, so that they tell the truth? That is the question."
Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf
"Vivid, uncompromising, and saturated with spiritual longing, these poems offer both a critique of our old readings of the Bible, and a passionate series of new ones." - Sofia Samatar.
Nancy Hightower's The Acolyte includes the 2014 Rhysling nominated poem, "A Virtuous Woman," which will be available in the 2014 Rhysling Anthology.
Joliet in My Blood by Francine Tolf - Flawed beauty, fragility of relationships, mystery beneath surfaces, class differences, race - all find their way into various pieces in this collection of related essays that explore how growing up in Joliet, Illinois, in the late sixties and early seventies shaped the author as a person and a poet.
Night Flying by Joy Christine Mlozanowski: epistolary pieces/poems which form a powerful fictional, non-judgmental narrative around faith and the controversial topics of abortion and end-of-life care.
Tony Connor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature says this: "Audacious and original, it fuses Job-like questioning of God’s goodness with the colloquial exchange of emails, touching, as it does so, upon religious heritage, the flawed human flesh, childhood hopes, death’s certainty, the limits of language and truths to be apprehended only in silence."
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