University of Southern Indiana

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. All printed submissions are recycled, not returned.

SIR pays contributors at two rates: $50 (five layout pages or fewer accepted for publication) and $100 (six layout pages or more accepted). 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 printed work to:

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

"Regular" (non-contest) submissions can be uploaded via Submittable at no charge. Please note: we use our own database for annual contests; see "Awards and Contests" for more information.

Cover Letter

Please submit your work with a cover letter including:

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


In the interest of space, we are more likely to consider 10-minute plays and long one-acts, rather than full-length scripts. Submit in Standard Stage Play Format. If chosen for publication, print format will be solicited. For more information about drama submissions, see our drama editor's statement.


Short stories, film scripts, or short novel excerpts are accepted. Submissions should be double-spaced. For more information about fiction 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.


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.

Art & Photography

At this time, the featured artist's portfolio is by invitation only. 

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