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Announcing the 2013 1/2 K Prize Winner


We could not be more thrilled to announce the winner, runner-up and finalists of the 2013 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize! We received hundreds of fine submissions from all over the country, which were read and reviewed anonymously. The final winner was selected by contest judge Dinty W. Moore.

2013 Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize Winner

“Wal-Mart Parking Lot”

Diane Seuss


“At Least Ourselves”

Caitlin Scarano

We asked 1/2K judge Dinty W. Moore to say a few words about Seuss’s winning story “Wal-Mart Parking Lot.” Moore writes:

“Wal-Mart Parking Lot” offers readers an unexpected vision of American culture filtered through consumer culture and 20th century art history. I love the energy and delicious oddness of the flash essay. Concise and surprising.

Congratulations to Seuss and runner-up Caitlin Scarano on your excellent work! Many thanks to the hundreds of writers who submitted to make the 1/2K contest one of our most successful yet. As always, we appreciate your innovative and provocative work!

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New Bluecast Posted!

In the latest addition to The Bluecast, the wonderful Heather Kirn Lanier reads her “What They Don’t Tell You about a Wet T-Shirt Contest” non-fiction piece, featured in our Summer 2013, 35.1 issue!

Both provoking and humorous, Lanier’s piece grapples with the irony implicit in maintaining feminist ideals while attending a wet t-shirt contest.


Check it out at the link below: