Founded in 1989, The Briar Cliff Review is an eclectic literary and cultural magazine focusing on, but not limited to, Siouxland writers and subjects. We invite your contributions. We are looking for quality poetry, fiction, humor/satire, Siouxland history, thoughtful nonfiction, book reviews and art: line drawings, photos, woodcuts, computer graphics and other camera-ready art work.

Please send a cover letter and short biographical note with all submissions. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. No email submissions are accepted, except for those from overseas.

Contributors will be provided with two copies for first rights; additional copies available for $9 to the contributors; and $17.90 to the general public. All subsequent rights return to contributors with acknowledgment to The Briar Cliff Review.

Please mail submissions to:

Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor
The Briar Cliff Review
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104-2100

Deadline is Nov. 1, 2013

Manuscripts should be previously unpublished, typewritten or letter quality. Author’s name and address must be included on the first page, with author’s name on all pages. Clear photocopies are acceptable.

Prose: Should be double-spaced, limited to a 6,000 word maximum.

Poetry: May be single- or double-spaced with clear indications of stanza breaks.

Photos or Art: be submitted in original form, but we cannot be responsible for damage in transit. Works also may be submitted via disk in Microsoft Word; artwork or photos may be submitted via disk as a JPG or TIFF file from Photoshop on Macintosh.

  • Photographers must shoot in high-resolution, 8 mega pixels or higher.
  • Must be at 300 dpi.  
  • Format: .jpg or .tif  
  • Submit up to five photos.
  • Send a cover letter with your name, address, phone, email, title of each photograph/s, an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope).


mixed media collage
31" x 23.5"

"The process of visual expression is a constant struggle. Modernity is about the imperfect as much as the perfect. The ambiguity of this or that reflects the nature of the world in which we live. This displacement and ambiguity forces one to establish new relationships.

"I have always been attracted to paintings which are open-ended, have doubt and imperfection, are unfinished and barely defined. I follow the path between order and chaos."

-- Thomas Prinz