SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Guidelines for IVJ





Indiana Voice Journal considers fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, visual art, reviews, and interviews.  Always looking for regional stories and writers with an Indiana connection, but will read, consider and appreciate everything sent to us.  Open to all writers.


General Guidelines


What We Want:


We want to hear YOUR voice.  We seek work that breathes and moves and is alive. We believe that "good art" comes forth from the spirit to reveal, to comfort, to heal, to bring joy, to surprise!

We love to discover new writers and promote their work alongside more experienced authors. Always looking for regional stories and writers with a Midwest connection... but will read, consider and appreciate everything sent to us. Open to all writers.


 What We Don't Want:

 No porn, racism, hate, violence or gore. No grocery lists. No coupons or receipts. No personal attacks on ex-spouses, lovers, sisters, etc... "disguised" as stories. No creatures, vampires or zombies.
           
What We Need:

1. Read and understand the guidelines and the journal before submitting your work.

2. Subscribe.  It's easy. It's free.




SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  
GENRES: Open to most.
General: Historical, Urban, Women's Fiction, Spiritual/Religion
Horror: Psychological Horror
Romance: Contemporary, Romantic comedy
Thriller/Suspense: Mysteries, Conspiracies
Science Fiction if exceptional!
We are not interested in Erotica.

Subjects and Styles: Open to most styles and subjects, including Regional, Spiritual/Religion, Animals/Pets, Nature/Environmental, Seasonal/Holidays

Poetry:  Any style, any length. Send up to 3 poems per submission.
All poetic forms are welcome. Haiku must be traditional 5-7-5.

Flash Fiction:  200-1,000 words  
Literary, Humor, General, Spiritual, Memoir, Historical, Women's, Environmental, Animals, Nature, Social Injustice, Feminist, Psychological Horror. Open to most.
 
Short Fiction: 1,000-3,000 words
Literary, Humor, General, Spiritual, Memoir, Historical, Women's, Environmental, Animals, Nature, Social Injustice, Feminist, Psychological Horror, True Crime. Open to most.

Creative Non-Fiction and Essays: Up to 3,000 words
Essays, narrative nonfiction, articles 
Literary, Humor, General, Spiritual, Memoir, Historical, Women's, Environmental, Animals, Social Injustice, Feminist, Mysteries. Open to most.

Interviews:  Authors, Artists, Adventurers, Missionaries, Musicians, Prisoners. Ordinary people doing amazing things.  Contact IVJ if you would like to talk about who you are and what you do. Or, if you have interviewed someone fascinating and would like a home for that interview, we are open to publishing it. Send original interviews to indianavoice@gmail.com
 
Visual Art/Photography:  Up to 5 photographs/paintings. See info below.

Book Reviews:  Have a favorite book that you would like to see listed under reviews in IVJ? Write, and submit, original reviews to indianavoice@gmail.com

Your Rights and How To Submit:


We read on a continuous basis and publish online bi-monthly at the beginning of the month. Our goal is to get back to you promptly. You should hear back from us within a few weeks, if you don't, please feel free to inquire. 

We no longer accept reprints, unless it has been a year or longer since it appeared on the net. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. 

By submitting to IVJ, you agree to one-time-use electronic rights.  Rights to all creative work revert to the author after publication in Indiana Voice Journal. Your work will remain in our archive unless asked to be taken down. Your work will be promoted via our social media sites.

Please send all poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions as a word or google doc attachment (No PDF's), or copy and paste in the body of your email.  Be sure to write in the subject line- submission: essay, flash, fiction, (etc.). 

If you have submitted to Indiana Voice Journal, please wait two months before submitting again. The only exception will be for themed issues. Beginning with the Jan/Feb 2018 issue we no longer accept work submitted in multiple categories. Please send only one piece of work at a time.

Poetry:  
Send poetry submissions to David Allen at ivjpoetry@gmail.com

Please include in the body of the email your name, address, and a short bio with a link to your website or blog. Do include a bio photo if you would like us to use one alongside your published works. Please limit the links you send to one or two.

Photography/Art:  
Please send up to ten photographs as an attachment or send a link to your work. If you prefer to send your pictures on a disc, shoot us an email and we'll reply with a physical address. (The disc will be acknowledged but not returned.). Send artwork and photography to indianavoice@gmail.com

Fiction/Nonfiction/Memoir:  
Please include in the body of the email your name, address, and a short bio with a link to your website or blog. Do include a bio photo if you would like us to use one alongside your published works. Please limit the links you send to one or two. Send to Janine Pickett at indianavoice@gmail.com

No reading fee. We are unable to offer payment at this time. We will promote you and your work on our social media sites so be sure to hook up at the links listed below.

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