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Announcing the 2017 Half-k Prize Winner!

We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2017 Half-K Prize is Latifa Ayad for her flash fiction piece “Arabic Lesson.” Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible. “Arabic Lesson” will appear in our Summer 2018 issue.

2017 Half-K Prize Winner: “Arabic Lesson” by Latifa Ayad

Donika Kelly says about the winning piece: “While the story of ‘Arabic Lesson’ is quite simple—a grandchild witnesses their grandfather pass out from low blood sugar—I am compelled by the tension between what the speaker knows—how to deworm a sheep, the arm flapping required—and what the speaker doesn’t know—the Arabic word for sugar or whether the grandfather is alive or dead. A state of unknowing undergirds the world of ‘Arabic Lesson,’ how one continues not to know, and the unwillingness on the part of the narrator to import knowledge or wisdom to their younger self, no matter how quotidian that knowledge might be”

Runners-Up

“The Boy Is a Soap Bubble” by Gabriela Garcia

“Half Moon” by Eliza Smith

Finalists

“How Our Light Is Spent” by Lorain Baumgardner

“Exit/b (Terminate script)” by Molia Dumbleton

“Love Poem, Ending” by Courtney Flerlage

“Origin Story” by Tom Howard

“Parable of the Golem” by Perry Janes

“Miss F. Tells Our Fortunes” by Quinn Lewis

“I Watched a Bat Kill Itself in Yuma” by Iliana Rocha

 

 

 

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Indiana Review IU Undergraduate Internships

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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Microreview: Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong

Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han (Willow Springs Books, 2016)

In Stephanie Han’s debut short story collection Swimming in Hong Kong, her protagonists dwell in liminal places, whether because of race, nationality, age, or location. Han’s exploration of these in-between states is distinguished by its complexity and unabashed embrace of the political, most notably what it means to both enact politics in one’s actions and to live in an inherently politicized body, particularly for women of color in the United States or majority-white expatriate circles abroad.

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#IRHalfK 2017 Twitter Contest Winner!

Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2017 #IRHalfK Twitter Contest! We received some great ‘e’-less tweets and after careful deliberation we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry to our 2017 Half K Prize.

Join us in congratulating the winner, Eileen Tomarchio!

Runners-up Carrie Jenkins and S.E. Carson will receive an IR Prize Pack and Twitter love.

Thank you to everyone who participated! Make sure to submit your poetry and flash prose to our 2017 1/2 K Prize by August 1st, 2017!