Q: Why the ban on sex, drugs, and violence?
A: As the editors of a magazine for young adults, we feel a great deal of responsibility for our younger readers and their parents. Additionally, it is our hope that Iris be used to bring diversity to the classroom and library settings. We explain the reasoning behind our content policy here.
Q: Do you accept submissions after the reading period?
A: Yes, although any works submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following issue. We respond to every submission, so if you submit during our reading period, we'll send you a reply to let you know that we'll be holding your piece until our next submissions window opens.
Q: Can I submit to Iris if I'm under eighteen?
A: Young authors may submit their work to both the magazine and the 'Voices' and 'Features' sections on our website. Accepting submissions from minors requires us to secure parental permission for each contributor, so if your piece is selected for publication, please know that we will need to contact your parent or guardian in order to publish your work.
Q: Can I donate to Iris or buy copies of Iris?
A: Iris is unfortunately currently unable to accept donations. Hopefully this will change in the near future, but for now, thank you for your interest and generosity. The best way to support Iris is to spread the word!
As for buying copies of the magazine, Iris is free to download, save, and share. All of our staff and contributors share their talents with Iris on a volunteer basis. Share, print, bring to your school librarian, whatever you like! If you'd like to let us know how you're reading or sharing Iris, send us an email! We'd love to hear from you.