The Iowan is a bimonthly magazine covering the history of and life in the state of Iowa.

The Iowan



The Iowan Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Pioneer Communications, Inc.
The Plaza
300 Walnut, Suite 6
Des Moines IA 50309

Fax: (515) 282-0125

Editor: Beth Wilson

Submitting Your Work to The Iowan

Before submitting to The Iowan

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with The Iowan by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to The Iowan or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the The Iowan guidelines:

Please familiarize yourself with our publication before making a submission.

We request that freelancers submit a full query (not completed work) that includes:
• An overview of the proposed story idea (including angle, likely sources/voices, proposed timeline, and envisioned length)
• An explanation of where, when, and why it fits inside The Iowan
• Suggested image possibilities

Submission Guidelines Details for The Iowan

Market Type:Magazine

Contact: Beth Wilson, Editor


Accepts: Essay, historical, interview, travel

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