We are delighted to announce the winner, runner-up, and finalists of Indiana Review‘s 2022 Fiction Prize, judged by K-Ming Chang.Read more…
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Announcing the 2022 Poetry Prize Winner
We are so thrilled to announce the winner, runner-up, and finalists of Indiana Review‘s 2022 Poetry Prize, judged by Billy-Ray Belcourt.Read more…
Announcing the 2021 Creative Nonfiction Prize Winner
We are delighted to announce the winner, runner-up, and finalists of Indiana Review‘s 2021 Creative Nonfiction Prize, judged by Anna Qu. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work!Read more…
Don Belton Fiction Reading Period: Free Submissions for Black or Indigenous Writers
Indiana Review is currently able to offer free submissions for up to fifty Black or Indigenous writers for the 2021 Don Belton Fiction Reading Period! Each entry includes a year-long subscription to IR. Click here to submit.
As with our general submissions, we seek literary fiction that has an intelligent sense of language, assumes a degree of risk, and has consequence beyond the world of its narrators. We are drawn to vivid, fresh characters and plots we haven’t seen before.
Before submitting, please note that all manuscripts must…
- be works of fiction: novels, novellas, or story collections.
- be under 80,000 words, not including the table of contents or an acknowledgements page.
- consist of a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
- be double-spaced with standard margins.
- be unpublished (portions of the manuscript, such as individual stories, may have appeared in other publications, but the manuscript as a whole must remain unpublished.)
- contain no interior art or translations.
- contain no identifying information (a brief author bio / cover letter may be included in the “comments” section on our submissions manager).
Further, IR and IUP cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University. This includes those who have studied or taught at IU in the past four years.
ANNOUNCING THE 2020 1/2 K PRIZE WINNER
We are excited to announce “Maximum Overdrive” by Connor Yeck as the winner of the 2020 1/2 K Prize, judged by Tiana Clark. Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible!
On “Maximum Overdrive,” Tiana Clark said: “From the title, I didn’t know right away that this poem would soon reference one of my favorite guilty pleasure ‘80’s movies! I was delighted to read a modern ekphrastic poem in three brilliant movements, braiding a personal memory with pop culture and the German language. I selected this poem for the risks it took on the page by unexpected associative leaping, which allowed for strangeness, delight, and depth. The similes were vivid and sonically plush. There is a controlled too-muchness here that I celebrate, because it vibrates with cohesion in its sustained image systems with a savvy sense of play and wonder. This is a poet who trusted and chased their imagination. It paid off, and I applaud you.”
“Good Work and Goodbye!” by Clancy Tripp
“Fire” by Mary Ardery
“He Who Finds a Wife Finds a Good Thing” by Alysse McCanna
“Hoarder” and “Exhaustion” by Joshua Nguyen
“Groundwork” by Cate Lycurgus
“Long Ago, an Owl” by Nancy Quinn
“Count-Down” by Alan Sincic
“Hold for Release till End of the World Confirmed” by Connor Yeck
The winner will be published in the Summer 2021 issue of the Indiana Review.