The Iowa Review (literary journal) is launching a new book imprint with the help of the University of Iowa Press (est. 1969), an award-winning academic and trade publisher. Branded as The Iowa Review Series in Fiction, the new imprint will release two contemporary novels annually starting in 2018. The imprint will specialize in publishing outstanding literary fiction in a variety of styles and genres.
To prepare for the debut, the acquisition editors are inviting authors–published or not–to pitch their manuscripts by submitting a 300-word synopsis of their novel, along with an author bio. Authors whose pitches interest the editors will receive notification.
Deadline: March 1, 2017. Authors can submit their proposal via Iowa Review’s Submittable page.