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chapbook issue, 25.3

jan 15 - mar 15

Each year, Iron Horse publishes one issue as a chapbook. This year, we're accepting collections of prose, 40-56 pages. Submissions due by March 15. Entry fee: $18 (which includes a subscription). Winner receives $1,000 and 15 copies of their chapbook.

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open issue, 26.1

jan 15 - mar 15

Poems, stories, essays on any topic.


ihlr book prize

june 15 - aug 15

We seek short story and essay collections between 150-250 pages from emerging writers, & particularly encourage writers from under-represented groups to submit. The winner receives $1,000 &  publication with Texas Tech University Press. All submissions will be considered for publication.


the photofinish

july 1 - aug 30

Every year on New Year's Eve, we'll publish an e-issue featuring ten short pieces of prose or poetry in response to a photo we post in May. Send us your best flash stories and essays (500 words or less) or your best poems (fifteen lines or less). Entry few: $5. First prize: $250. Ten finalists: $50 each.

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