Calling for Volga River Review submissions

Upper Iowa University students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to provide creative writing submissions to Upper Iowa’s literary journal, Volga River Review.

Past contributors are encouraged to submit again. All styles of writing are welcome, from traditional to experimental. To submit your poem, short story or creative essay, see the following guidelines:

  • Forward entries to 
  • With a doc. or rtf. include the subject line “VRR2016″
  • 1 to 3 poems or up to 3,000 words of prose (fiction, creative essay, or creative non-fiction) include a word count
  • Include your email and mailing address in the document, and a bio no longer than 200 words
  • For full consideration, submit by midnight on January 29. You should receive a response two to three weeks after submission. The journal will launch in April.

All contributors will be mailed a copy of the issue in which their work appears. Past issues can be viewed at

We look forward to hearing from you,

The Editors of the Volga River Review*​

Faculty advisor Dr. Adrianne Finlay

Editor-in-chief Samantha Vorwald

*If you have questions or are interested in becoming an editor of the Volga River Review, contact Dr. Adrianne Finlay, VRR faculty advisor and program director of creative writing, at


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