Who We Are

The Iris Review is a small-town university literary magazine that started from humble beginnings. It's made up from a class of TTU students whose desire is to inform and entertain readers, showing the many creative talents that students, faculty, and staff at Tech and the Cookeville community have to offer. Through school shut-downs and natural disaster the students of TTU have stayed committed to The Iris Review, their spirit and passion for art never faltering. The Iris Review is open to writers and artists of all talent levels, and those who have not been published yet are encouraged to submit! We want pieces that refresh, delight, inspire, confuse, and provoke us.

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Our History

Homespun: simple and unsophisticated.

The beginnings of all stories are homespun, and more so for the Iris Review. Tennessee Tech's pioneer literary magazine launched in 1950 under the title Homespun and ran until 2005. 

The 2018 revival of our literary magazine gives homage to these roots by retaining its last four digital copies. However, it now reaches beyond campus to all of Cookeville and seeks more art, photography, and graphic novel scenes.

Now, we bloom.

Please note

The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of The Iris Review staff, its faculty advisor, the Department of English, or Tennessee Technological University. The work published in this magazine is the sole property of the authors and may not be republished or reproduced without their written permission.