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January 30, 2020

"You fall in love with a boy and you tell him you’ve had enough. You fall in love with a boy and he tells you he sees no future. You fall in love with a boy and he tells you it’ll be nothing but heartache. You fall in love; you can’t be certain if the love is true. You’re very very tired tired of falling falling in love. You begin to fall in love with yourself; she says not yet.” – Freda Epum, Ent...

July 16, 2018

Iron Horse Literary Review is pleased to announce that Tyehimba Jess has selected Jed Myers's Dark's Channels as the 2018 IHLR Chapbook Winner! About Jed's chapbook, Tyehimba said he was taken with the great imagery and the arresting angles of light and shadow.

We are thrilled to publish Jed's chapbook and look forward to its release in October 2018.

Jed Myers lives in Seattle. He is the author of W...

February 13, 2018

We’re happy to announce that our latest chapbook winner, A Guest of the Program: Stories by Christopher Lowe, is out now! This collection of stories, chosen by judge Dennis Covington, examines the collegiate football recruitment system and the personal and political implications that can surface through close examination of that system.

In “Why I Write: Christopher Lowe” from Fiction Southeast, Low...

February 2, 2018

This week, we've announced the judge for our 2018 Chapbook Competition and opened the submission gates.

We're so lucky that Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Olio, has agreed to serve as judge. Jess has published two books of poetry, Leadbelly (winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series and named one of “Best Poetry Books of 2005” by The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Revie...

September 22, 2017

This week, several news outlets, including The Chicago Tribune, reported the shocking discovery that Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd and sentenced to Life Without Parole, suffered from Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that can only be detected during an autopsy. He killed himself in his jail cell earlie...

August 26, 2017

Iron Horse is proud to announce the semi-finalists and finalists for our 2017 chapbook competition. We received a bountiful number of submissions, and the decision was so very difficult, especially moving from the semi-finalists to the ten finalists. Over the next week, we will be responding to every chapbook we received.

Semi-Finalists:

Nancy Devine, I Am Here (nonfiction)

Joseph Johnston, Winterlon...

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