June 10, 2017

Every November, Iron Horse Literary Review opens its submission gates for our annual Trifecta competition, which celebrates marathon-long stories, essays, and poems. The winners receive $250 each and are published in our summer series of e-singles, perfect for vacation reading on your handheld devices.

The winning manuscripts will be released later this month, right here, for free! Read them! Share...

February 5, 2015

Tucked into the foothills of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains is Saratoga Springs, the home of Skidmore College, a cluster of brick buildings surrounding rolling greens, a small pond, and a healthy canopy of firs and oaks that keep the campus self-contained, tight-knit, and set off from the rest of the world: basically, the quintessential writer’s retreat. Writers hoping to hole up here from...

January 15, 2015

Writing conferences come in all shapes and sizes, but rarely does one come along with the history, faculty, community, and general reputation of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Gearing up for its 26th session, this Conference takes place on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and will run this year from July 21st through August 2nd, 2015. While some conferences focus...

November 17, 2014


Writers everywhere are always looking for the means to hunker down and sit themselves at their desks and get to work. To help motivate our readers and submitters, we’ll be spreading the word about competitions hosted by other journals, contests right here at Iron Horse, as well as some terrific residencies.


To kick it off the series of blog posts, let's start with the Time and Place Prize, in Gou...

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