University of Southern Indiana

Submission Guidelines

We accept manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for our annual fall and spring issues. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Starting fall 2017, "regular" (non-contest) submissions will only be accepted electronically via Submittable (at no charge). Printed submissions are only accepted for contests.

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.

Please note: we use our own database for annual contests; see "Awards and Contests" for more information. 


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 fiction 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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