A work of art doesn’t have to be long to be good. Our ½ K prize proves that good stories, much like chicken nuggets, come in all shapes and sizes. Below are thirteen novels and epic poems you might have read, or pretended to have read, at some time or another. We want you to choose one and compress the whole thing into a one-tweet synopsis and send it to us @IndianaReview by July 22. Be sure to use the hashtag #IRHalfKPrize, too, so we’ll see it. Here are your options:
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Inferno by Dante
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
We’ll retweet the winners and runners-up, and award prizes. Our top choices will also get to see their tweets in a blog post on our website!
The three most gifted literary shrinkers will receive an IR prize pack of our favorite back issues and official IR beer koozies.
Good luck with your compressing! And be sure to submit to Indiana Review’s 2015 ½ K Prize.