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Announcing Our 2016 Half K Prize Winner

We are excited to announce that judge Aimee Nezhukumatathil has selected “The Flock” by Rachael Peckham as the winner of Indiana Review’s 2016 Half K Prize! Thank you to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible. “The Flock” will appear in our Summer 2017 issue.

2016 Half K Prize Winner:

“The Flock” by Rachael Peckham

Aimee Nezhukumatathil says about the winning piece: “‘The Flock’ teaches us how to write tenderness, how to write with restraint and breath joined with tension and elegy. I thought about this piece and others for weeks as I carefully considered the supremely talented finalists, but this is the one I couldn’t shake off. And I realized: I don’t want to. I want to always recall this intimate portrait of an inquiry, its beautiful coil into the past.”

Runners-up

“Us, at Kroger” by Claire Luchette

“Weathering” by Brenda Peynado

Finalists

“Harriet’s Fall” by Jenny Fleming

“Minnesota Child would like to scream why she can’t play Paul Bunyan” by Ash Goedker

“Adoration of the J Girls” by Rochelle Hurt

“The Orchid” by John William McConnell

“It’s a Long Way to Empty” by Mary Mullen

“Esme” by Julia Strayer

“Ode to Phantoms” by Khaty Xiong

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