Why more people don’t know about this journal may have to do with the age of the publication than its stark local. Not having a functional website for sometime was also probably an issue. However, editor Mitch Wieland has managed to produce an outstanding publication for over a decade. According to their Facebook page: “The Idaho Review has had ten stories selected for reprint in The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the South, plus another nineteen stories short listed by these prize anthologies.”
Duotrope only lists 60 fiction and poetry submissions to this market in the past 12 months!
Don’t let a lack of a strong web presence fool you; The Idaho Review is one of the best journals you’ve never heard about.
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