November 6, 2017

The 2017 IHLR Trifecta are available!

We're very pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Trifecta winners: C.J. Spataro's "The Twi-Lite" (fiction), Willa Schmidt's “A Letter from Bernie, A Letter from Ben” (nonfiction), and Heather Altfeld's “Helpless Intruders in a Strange World” (poetry), which will be available shortly.

Spataro's "The Twi-Lite" explores the intricacies of intimacy via a surre...

September 28, 2017

Every October, Iron Horse accepts submissions for its annual Trifecta, which is your chance to publish those marathon manuscripts most journals won't consider. Poets should submit a single poem, 10-20 pages long. Prose writers should submit a story or essay that runs between 25 and 40 pages. The entry fee is $10, which includes a year's subscription. The winners--a poet, an essayist, and a fiction...

September 16, 2016

Photo Credit: David West
 

“…my brain is a strange archive.”

Jess: How did you spend your summer? And how are you today?

Kate: I spent my summer in a bit of a daze. I’d planned to finish a draft of my nonfiction manuscript, a collection of essays that explore personal experience through the lens of folklore and myth, but instead--other than a trip to Michigan to see my family and one to Maine to hang...

February 4, 2016

“The Small Things That Make Up a Life”

Sarah Einstein talks to us about her memoir Mot, a new book that’s in the works, and how literature can illuminate the future as much as the past

Jess: How are you today? Are you working on anything you’re excited about?

Sarah: I’m great, thank you for asking. And yes! I’m just getting started on my next book project, which I am really excited about. It’s going...

October 9, 2015

Photo Credit: Alyssa Lynee 

In the following interview, Iron Horse Associate Editor Jess Smith talks with poet David Trinidad.

"Every obsession is a mystery that must be figured out." ​​

Jess: How are you today? What are you working on?

David: I’m good, thanks. It’s a clear, summery October day in Chicago. I’m not working on anything in particular at the moment. But having just visited Lubbock, T...

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