Submissions to our 2014 Fiction Prize are open from September 1 to October 31. Our judge is the fabulously talented Roxane Gay. Here, Gay answers questions asked her about her favorite short stories, the critical importance of the title, which “writing rule” she’s wary of, and what she’d be up to in Ina Garten’s kitchen.
Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Twitter contest with your 13 word stories!
We know it isn’t easy to write a story in such a small space, something submitters to our 1/2 K Prize are currently experiencing firsthand. Plus, we threw in the monkey wrench of associating the image to some frankly eyebrow-raising images. All of our wonderful followers rose to the challenge, and we are here to announce the winners of our awesome prizes.
We just hit 13,000 followers on Twitter!
Since the 2014 1/2 K prize has compression on our minds, we’re going to celebrate with a little contest featuring our lucky number 13. Below, there are 13 images. Select one and tweet us @IndianaReview with your chosen image and a story of exactly 13 words by 5pm Monday, August 4. Be sure to use the hashtag #13wordstory so we will see it. Also, feel free to use other hashtags such as #IRrocks or #IRURmyfavorite. It won’t necessarily help your chances, but it can’t hurt.
The August 15 deadline for submissions to the 2014 1/2 K Prize is fast approaching. We know this is equal parts exciting and terrifying, so please try to remember to breathe.
In the meantime, check out this interview with our current 1/2 K Prize judge Carol Guess.
Carol is a professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Western Washington University, but as novelist and poet herself, she understands the plight of the struggling author in a fiercely competitive publishing world. You can find her excellent piece, co-written with Kelly Magee, “With Fox,” in our Winter 2014 issue. She graciously answered a few questions here about what she looks for as a judge and what advice she has for aspiring writers. Read more…