Indiana Review seeks three interns for Spring 2018. During this time we will be in production for our Summer 2018 issue, running two of our annual Literary Prize contests, promoting the 2018 Blue Light Books Prize and Reading Series, and participating in readings and other events.
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From September 1 to October 31, Indiana Review will be reading for the Futures Folio, a special themed insert that will appear in our fortieth issue next summer. Here, the editors imagine possibilities for the folio by discussing some of their favorite futuristic poems, essays, and stories.
In addition to accepting works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for General Submissions starting September 1, Indiana Review is calling for submissions to our FUTURES FOLIO.
As we celebrate the pieces that have shaped the journal over the past forty years, we don’t want to lose sight of where we—or our readers—are headed. For a special folio in our Summer 2018 issue, we’re calling for short stories, poems, and essays that invoke the questions of our varied futures. Send us your characters who daydream and doubt, your chronicles of advancement and collapse. Guide us through landscapes that are wholly strange, or uncannily familiar. Though post-apocalyptic narratives are welcome, ultimately we seek the keenest, freshest interpretations of the theme in whatever form or genre they might take.
FUTURES FOLIO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
General and Special Folio Submissions are open from SEPTEMBER 1 until OCTOBER 31 (11:59 p.m. EST). We will only accept submissions during this submission window.
There is a $3.00 reading fee for all non-subscribing submitters.
To be considered for publication in our Special Folio, please be sure to select “FUTURES Folio – appropriate genre” when submitting.
You may only submit to ONE of the following: General Submissions or the Special Folio.
Stories & Nonfiction: We consider prose of up to 8,000 words in length, and we prefer manuscripts that are double-spaced in 12-point font with numbered pages. Submissions should be formatted as .doc files.
Poems: Send only 3-6 poems per submission. Do not send more than 4 poems if longer than 3 pages each.
Translations: We welcome translations across genres. Please ensure you have the rights to the translated piece prior to submitting.
If you have been published in IR, please wait two years before submitting again.
All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes works posted to personal blogs, online journals or magazines, or any part of a thesis or dissertation that has been published electronically.
IR cannot consider work (other than book reviews, author interviews, or blog posts) from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University, which includes those who have studied at or worked for Indiana University within the past 4 years.
We look forward to reading your work! To submit, please click here for our Submissions page.
Last year, Aimee Nezhukumatathil selected “The Flock” by Rachael Peckham as the winner of the 2016 1/2 K Prize. Click here to listen to Rachael read her prose poem on the IR Bluecast as you prepare your submission to this year’s 1/2 K Prize!
“The Flock” appears in Indiana Review 39.1, which was published in May 2017.
Rachael Peckham is an associate professor of English at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and the author of the chapbook Muck Fire: Prose Poems, which won the Robert Watson Award at Spring Garden Press. In addition to winning the 1/2 K Prize at Indiana Review, she is the 2016 winner of the Orison Anthology Nonfiction Award and the Crab Orchard Review Special Feature Literary Nonfiction Award. Rachael is currently at work on a collection of lyric essays, The Aviatrix, about flight and trauma.
The 2017 1/2 K Prize is open June 15 through August 1! In this interview, prize judge Donika Kelly discusses bowerbirds and black bears, favorite authors, and what she might be looking for in a prize-winning submission.
Donika Kelly’s debut collection, Bestiary (Graywolf Press 2016), was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and long listed for the National Book Award. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 2013, she received a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, where she specialized in American literature and film studies. Donika is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a June Fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals including Tin House, Indiana Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Donika is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.