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Announcing the 2021 Don Belton Prize Winner

We are excited to announce the winner and finalists of the 2021 Don Belton Fiction Reading Period, judged by Anjali Sachdeva. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work!

2021 DON BELTON PRIZE WINNER

In This World of Ultraviolet Light by Raul Palma

Raul Palma is an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College. His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Chattahoochee Review, Greensboro Review, and the Best Small Fiction 2018. His fiction has been supported with fellowships from the CubaOne Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Santa Fe Writer’s Conference, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. He is, presently, at work on a novel titled A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens.

FINALISTS

A Wild Region by Robin Lovelace

Unmanned Systems by Matt Broaddus

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Call for Submissions: Borders Between Worlds

Whether your worlds are real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, for a special feature in our Summer 2022 issue, we’re seeking work that examines the borders between them. Send us your work about crossing borders, blurred borders, collapsed borders, about living on the edge. Think natural borders, socially constructed and geopolitical borders, or perhaps the space between life and death. Send us your haunted places and portals to fairylands; explore the boundaries that keep out and keep in. Cross the stratosphere, go deep underground, get lost in the wilds. Whatever your borders, wherever your worlds, we want to see them.

Character-driven speculative work is welcome, and we are especially excited by work that engages deeply with place.

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Donate to Our Fund for Black and Indigenous Writers

In our continuing efforts to champion Black and Indigenous voices, we’re giving away free back issues to those who donate $5, $10, $15, or $50—or more, if you’re so inclined! All donations will be put toward covering submission fees for Black and Indigenous writers.

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43.1 SNEAK PEEK: SOLO BY ANGEL NAFIS

Here’s “Solo,” by Angel Nafis, featured in our summer 2021 issue:

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Read more by Angel Nafis and by many others in Indiana Review issue 43.1, available for purchase here.


Angel Nafis is the author of BlackGirl Mansion. She earned her MFA in poetry at Warren Wilson College. Nafis is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Poetry Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is founder and curator of the Greenlight Poetry Salon. With Morgan Parker, she runs The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Brooklyn.

Art by Arghavan Khosravi.

Review – Patricia Engel’s Infinite Country

Reviewed by Laura Dzubay

There are some moments that are so wrought with potential, they exist for eternity. In Infinite Country, Patricia Engel travels through and between these moments as they’re experienced by the five members of a family divided between Colombia and America, carefully uncovering the details of their lives one era at a time and guiding the reader through the overlapping stories and mythologies that have led them to the present moment.

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