Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Submission is a good thing

Indiana Review only usually suspends submissions during the summer months, but presently we're not considering new unsolicited work until January 31st.

So, what's up with that, right?

Well, every submission we receive is important to us (we know these are your babies!) and we want to give each the appropriate time and consideration. On our website we have a listed response time of 3-4 months. Most of the time we're within that range, but at times the mountain of submissions grows beyond our mortal means, and we fall behind. As writers ourselves, we know how frustrating it can be to wait and wait and wait and wait for some editor to give you the thumbs up/down on a piece that you submitted months ago. Even if it's bad news, you just want to know.

So, we're suspending submissions in order to get caught up (and hopefully stay that way). Besides shortening the wait time, we want to find other ways to make submitting to Indiana Review a good experience. Online submissions are on the way, but if you have any other ideas about how we could improve the process, please drop us a line. Thanks for your patience.


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