Submission Guidelines

We accept manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for our annual fall and spring issues. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the next issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you wish a reply, send a SASE with proper postage affixed. Manuscripts are recycled, not returned.

SIR pays contributors at two rates: $75 (for up to five layout pages) and $150 (six or more layout pages). Contributors also receive two complimentary copies of "their" issue (with the option to buy additional copies at a reduced rate) and a year's subscription to the magazine.

Submit work to:

Southern Indiana Review
Orr Center, #2009
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana 47712

Electronic submissions for the 2014-2015 reading period can be uploaded here at no charge.

Click here to check on electronic submissions uploaded prior to September 1, 2014.

Cover Letter

Please submit your work with a cover letter including:

  • Name, address, email, and phone number(s)
  • A brief biography


May be on any subject or in any form. Please send no more than five poems. For more information about poetry submissions, see our poetry editor's statement.


Short stories, film scripts, novellas, or short novel excerpts are accepted. Submissions should be double-spaced. For more information about poetry submissions, see our editor's statement.


Creative essays may be personal, critical, historical, nostalgic. They may be reviews, profiles, interviews, or discussions regarding social or intellectual history or ideas. For more information about nonfiction submissions, see our nonfiction editor's statement.


Send photos with submissions or alone. Each photo must be 5" x 7" or larger. Captions, dates, and identification of subjects are required. Work in vertical format encouraged.


All two-dimensional work is welcome. Three dimensional work may be submitted on slides. Description of medium used, date, and title of work are required.