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Announcing Our 2015 Fiction Prize Winner!

We are proud to announce that judge Laura van den Berg has selected “Be Tanly” by Simon Han as the winner of Indiana Review‘s 2015 Fiction Prize! 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. “Be Tanly” will appear in our Winter 2016 Issue.

2015 Fiction Prize Winner:

“Be Tanly”
Simon Han

Laura van den Berg says about the winning piece: “‘Be Tanly’ is my pick for the 2015 Indiana Review Fiction Prize. This story beautifully captures the mythologies families create for themselves, as an attempt to reckon with how they’ve become who they have, and the intricate mysteries coiled inside those we hold closest. Written in sharp, glinting prose, ‘Be Tanly’ is rich with magic, truth, and heartbreak.”

Finalists:

“Grace in the Embers” by Thomas Atkinson

“Come Forth Again Out of the Water” by Caroline Beimford

“Something in You Quiets Something in Me” by Jonathan Durbin

“Tiger by the Toe” by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

“The Escapologist’s Son” by Stefanie Freele

“Retroactive” by Michael Holladay

“The Guns” by Kristen Mitchell

“To Be Honest, I’ve Always Doubted You” by Emil Ostrovski

“The Lost Boys of Shirley Marie” by Jennifer Popa

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