Monday, September 28, 2009

The Iowa Review Design Contest

From the editors of Iowa Review:

The Iowa Review will enter its 40th year of publication in 2010. To mark this milestone, we are holding a competition to redesign our cover. The new look will be implemented beginning with the April 2010 issue.

The new magazine will have dimensions of 8 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide, with 4-inch French flaps and a spine of approximately one-half inch. Entrants are asked to create a design that will accommodate a changing central image and thematic emphasis. Submissions should be made via email as PDF attachments of no larger than 2 MB.

Entries must include:
  • Front and back covers, spine, and French flaps with the aforementioned measurements
  • The name “The Iowa Review,” either accompanying an image-based logo or as a logotype of its own
  • Space for a bar code
  • Cover price
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Date of issue
  • Some indication of what is inside the current issue (e.g., authors, subjects, etc.)

The winning entry will receive $1,000, as well as acknowledgement in every issue in which the designer’s work is used. The new print design will be coordinated with the redesign of the Iowa Review’s website, which also will launch in April 2010.

All entries must be received by October 19, 2009. The winner will be announced November 1. Please submit your PDF to with “Design Contest” in the subject line. Questions may also be sent to this address.