The Idaho Review remains open to a wide range of possibilities within the literary arts. We welcome both traditional and experimental works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, novellas, excerpts, and translation. Please submit within your genre below. Our submission period is now open and all submissions will be considered for our 2021 issue. 

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. 

We thank you for your work and look forward to reading it.


Our submission window is open from Sept. 15th 2020 to March 2021. We accept short stories, flash fiction (up to 3 pieces under 1,000 words), and essays. Please include a brief cover letter with your submission.  We ask that all submissions be previously unpublished work. Due to our small editorial staff please expect replies anywhere from one to six months after submitting.  

We look forward to reading your work! 

We accept up to five poems per submission. Please include all poems in one document. Due to our small editorial staff we can only review five poems by one author during any one reading period. We ask that all work be previously unpublished. 

We look forward to reading your work!

The Idaho Review