Do remember, there's enough darkness and sadness in the world -- we want your GOOD SPACES.
We are "a journal of good spaces."
We are "a journal of good spaces."
We'll accept submissions for Issue #13 from December 12, 2020 through February 20, 2021 (April 5th for chapbooks). This will be a themed ("winter") issue, except for our chapbooks which can be any-themed. See specific guidelines on our Submittable page.
Terms of Publication
By submitting your work to the Eastern Iowa Review, you agree, should your work be accepted, to grant the Eastern Iowa Review exclusive print and electronic rights to your work until the time of print publication, as well as a non-exclusive right to maintain a copy of the published work in the literary journal archives indefinitely, online included; this includes the right to republish your work in anthology form without further remuneration, if any, to you. Any subsequent publication should include the credit “originally published in the Eastern Iowa Review.”
“Exclusive print and electronic rights” means that you agree not to re-publish your work elsewhere in print or online until the time of print publication, or in the case of online-only issues, until official online release. “Publish” means any public display of your work, and includes your personal website and posting to message boards. You are welcome to link to the page featuring your work instead, if sample excerpts or the complete work is featured online. Once the issue your work appears in has been published in print, you are free to republish your work in print or online. We have the right to display your work, in part or the whole, for promotional purposes online, in flyers, in anthology form, etc., in perpetuity. This includes on various online sales channels, in perpetuity.
Effective 2014, you also grant the Eastern Iowa Review the perpetual right to post an audio version (podcast) of your work on this or another site using our choice of reader.
You retain all other rights, including the right to re-publish the work in electronic or non-electronic form once the print issue has been released.
Letters to the editor(s) from any party may be published in whole or in part here or elsewhere online. Names and other identifying information will be withheld unless the author’s express permission is obtained. We welcome letters to the editor. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While no longer a member of CLMP, we strive to achieve a similar level of ethical standards: "...to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines—defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically."
Further, as is often the case with CLMP journals and presses, Eastern Iowa Review uses a blind judging system to arrive at writing acceptances and contest winners. This is how we do it:
1. We accept submissions via Submittable and use its tools to ensure that all identifying information is hidden from our readers throughout the selections process.
2. We ask entrants not to include their names or contact information within the document they upload to Submittable or its title; those who neglect this requirement will be disqualified.
3. While many journals disqualify close friends, relatives, students, and former students of the readers/judges from participation in any contest/award scenario, we're letting this one pass. We read "blind," and if the managing editor recognizes an author, she passes the work on to at least two of her other readers for their impartial input. We despise partiality in all its insidious forms and have no plans on letting it slither its way into our decisions at Eastern Iowa Review. We've turned down a number of "friends" and some many times.
The Eastern Iowa Review is an extension of Port Yonder Press LLC.
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The Eastern Iowa Review is not funded by any organization and therefore appreciates your support via the purchase of our annual journal, or even through a small donation as you are able. Every single dollar is appreciated!
Remember, good spaces happen everywhere.