May 13, 2019

Several years ago, Iron Horse published Anne Valente’s short story, “Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down,” about the connection between a school shooting and a series of mysterious fires.  It was one of our favorite pieces ever – it was later anthologized in our Best of IHLR Anniversary Issue.  Now, Valente’s second novel, The Desert Sky Before Us, is being released from William Morrow, and we could...

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 12, 2018

In celebration of love this Valentine’s Day, our issues that meditate on connection will be on sale from Tuesday, February 13th until Thursday, February 15th for $3 each! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Here’s a list of the issues to choose from for this sale (or get all 5 for $15):

10.1 Valentine’s Day

Including prose by Mark Pearson and Amy Lee Scott; poetry by Rumit Pancholi, Eryn Green, Dan...

February 6, 2018

All of us at Iron Horse are happy to welcome our new poetry editor, Geffrey Davis, to our team! We are thrilled and feel so lucky to have such a talented poet join our staff.

Davis is the author of Revising the Storm ​(BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist, and Begotten (URB Books 2016), coauthored with poet F. Douglas Brown. Da...

September 25, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Bermudez’s story, “Cain vs. Cain” has won our PhotoFinish contest for this year! In “Cain vs. Cain,” we are led inside the world of two brothers, Jay and Jasper, whose tense relationship between one another is suspended for a moment while camping. Here, as our narrator notices, is a place where “[t]he click of the toast becomes a kind of mirror.” This story...

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.


Nancy Devine, I Am Here (nonfiction)

Joseph Johnston, Winterlon...

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