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Announcing the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize Winner

We are thrilled to announce that prize judge Michelle Pretorius has selected The World of Dew and Other Stories by Julian Mortimer Smith as the winner of the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize! We received a record number of submissions this year and are honored to have read so many beautiful books. Thank you all for your submissions and for making this year’s Blue Light Books Prize possible. The World of Dew and Other Stories will be published by Indiana University Press in 2021 as part of the Blue Light Books Series, which includes previous prize-winning collections Fierce Pretty Things by Tom Howard, Girl with Death Mask by Jenn Givhan, and God Had a Body by Jennie Maria Malboeuf.

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2020 Blue Light Books Prize Winner

THE WORLD OF DEW AND OTHER STORIES

by Julian Mortimer Smith

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And congratulations to prize finalists…

Us Girls by Shasta Grant

They Kept Running by Michelle Ross

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Interested in more publishing opportunities with IR / IU Press? The Don Belton Fiction Reading Period is open May 1 – May 31. Send fiction manuscripts up to 80,000 words for a chance to win $1,000 and publication.

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Announcing the 2019 Blue Light Books Prize Winner

 

We are thrilled to announce that prize judge Adrian Matejka has selected God Had a Body by Jennie Maria Malboeuf as the winner of the 2019 Blue Light Books Prize! We received a record number of submissions to this year’s prize and are honored to have read so many powerful poetry collections. Thank you all for your submissions and for making this year’s Blue Light Books Prize possible. God Had a Body will be published by Indiana University Press in 2020 as part of the Blue Light Books Series, which includes previous prize-winning collections Fierce Pretty Things by Tom Howard and Girl with Death Mask by Jenn Givhan.

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Announcing the 2018 Blue Light Books Prize Winner

We are thrilled to share that prize judge Samrat Upadhyay has selected Fierce Pretty Things by Tom Howard as the winner of the 2018 Blue Light Books Prize! We received a record number of submissions to this year’s prize and are honored to have read so many powerful story collections. Fierce Pretty Things will be published by Indiana University Press in 2018 as part of the Blue Light Books Series, which includes previous prize-winning collections What My Last Man Did by Andrea Lewis and Girl with Death Mask by Jenn Givhan.

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The Pentecostal Bridegroom & IR’s New Reading Period

 

The Blue Light Books partnership between Indiana Review and Indiana University Press has yielded two beautiful books thus far–Andrea Lewis’ What My Last Man Did and Jennifer Givhan’s Girl with Death Mask–and we’re currently deciding which of your short story collections will make our third. Because of the interest in that prize, we’ve expanded the partnership to include a reading period, exclusively for fiction manuscripts. To honor the memory of Don Belton, we named the reading period after him and would like to share with you his story, “The Pentecostal Bridegroom,” first published in Indiana Review 12.1.

Learn more about the Don Belton Fiction Reading Period here. Submissions open April 15, 2018.

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2018 BLB Prize #IRBlueLight Twitter Contest Winner!

Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2018 Blue Light Books Prize #IRBlueLight Twitter Contest! We received lots of well-crafted tweets about our prize’s namesake and after studious deliberation, we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry into our 2018 BLB Prize.

Congratulations to our winner, @matadorthefirst!

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