University of Iowa Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Regional
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Chicago Distribution Center

Editorial Focus

Works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We publish the winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Poetry Prize; the craft of writing; fiction; literary and general nonfiction; midwestern history and culture; and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.

Tips From the Editor

We prefer all proposals and manuscript materials to be double-spaced and in Word or PDF format. Please email your material to the appropriate acquisitions or series editor. Our typical response time for a preliminary inquiry is about five to six weeks.

Please note that the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and the John Simmons Short Fiction Award have their own submission procedures.

Contact Information

James McCoy, Director
119 West Park Road
100 Kuhl House
Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2024