Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

— Virginia Woolf



We are an online journal with a mission: To produce a great product, promote well-wrought, unpredictable, and entertaining literature, and, above all, to provide an accessible, writer-friendly platform. We understand how difficult it is, as writers, to navigate the literary realm—in a world of increasingly common "submission fees," lengthy response times, and standardized declines, The Indianola Review is setting itself apart from the pack. We don't charge for standard submissions and never will, nor will we send you emails asking for money. If writers pay us for submissions, using our premium categories, we'll provide unheard of benefits—96-hour response times, for example. We discover writers from our submissions pool, not from our list of friends or back-room solicitations. The Indianola Review exists to serve writers and provide a valuable and worthwhile literary experience.


The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.

—Cervantes, Don Quixote

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