The Iowa Short Fiction Award
- Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2022* (approx. 80 days from now) through 30 September 2022. 1
- Open to a broad Audience.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
Type Length Details Story Collection Story Collection More than 37,500 words.
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + Unknown royalties No monetary advance. Unknown royalties.
Electronic Postal Reprints Simultaneous Multi-Entries Media No OK No Unknown No Text format submissions
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.
The Iowa Short Fiction Award Submission Statistics
Last Updated: 01 Apr 2022
Last Checked: 27 Apr 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 Mar 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 01 Oct 2012
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- Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
- Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
- Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via email or guidelines state otherwise.
- Be professional, patient, and persistent.