The Iris Review, Tennessee Tech’s literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2022 issue! We are looking for poetry, prose, and art / photography. We encourage LGBTQ, BIPOC, and other underrepresented backgrounds to share their work.


Tennessee Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni,
and Cookeville residents are invited to contribute by February 28th!


Written work should be in 12-point font Times New Roman, single spaced, with each piece beginning on its own page. We will accept up to 2,500
words of prose or 6 pages of poetry. Two entries max. Art submissions may be up to six images,
separated as single files


Submissions are now CLOSED for 2022

We look forward to seeing your work!

New! Send us your work via our new form.

If you wish to submit a piece that is not in English, as long as the editorial team is given a translation of the piece, we are more than willing to consider your piece for submission. 

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“Had he but turned back then, and looked out once more on to the rose-lit garden, she would have seen that which would have made her own sufferings seem but light and easy to bear--a strong man, overwhelmed with his own passion and despair. Pride had given way at last, obstinacy was gone: the will was powerless. He was but a man madly, blindly, passionately in love and as soon as her light footstep had died away within the house, he knelt down upon the terrace steps, and in the very madness of his love he kissed one by one the places where her small foot had trodden, and the stone balustrade, where her tiny hand had rested last.”
― Baroness Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel