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Announcing Our 2015 1/2K Prize Winner!

Judge Kim Chinquee has selected “House” by Nghiem Tran as the winner of Indiana Review’s 2015 1/2K Prize! “House” will appear in our Summer 2016 Issue. We received a near-record number of contest submissions, and the competition was fierce. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration and made this year’s Prize possible.

2015 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize Winner:


Nghiem Tran

Kim Chinquee says this about the winning piece: “The personification of Grief in “House” is very affecting. Grief (as character) shows its enormity: first appearing while making something as ordinary, yet odd, as a grilled cheese sandwich. I also love the humor, the narrator’s criticisms of Grief’s inability to properly make something so simple. The narrator’s fear of Grief is very genuine, so true. And Grief’s presence: so powerful, so monstrous, hugging the childhood teddy bear, even stealing the blankets. Very moving piece.


“Draw” by Mary Peelen

“Answers” by Eric Tran

“Decoy” by Felicia Zamora


“The Lizard King” by Chris Childers

“Snow White and the Kiss Deferred” by Tobias Lavon

“Wanted: Internet Rock Star” by Karen Elterman

“The Bank” by Brenda Peynado

“My Debt Collector” by Brenda Peynado

“They Don’t Know What to Do With Her” by N. Michelle AuBuchon

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