Indiana Review will be accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for our Ghost issue starting on September 1, 2015. We are seeking work that addresses this theme and welcome all creative interpretations. In considering the Ghost theme, we wonder: How can we excavate disappearance and evaporation, loss in all its forms? How can what is left materialize before us or vanish noiselessly into the dark? This issue will be full of cool fog and soft light—the living glow inside the body. Read more…
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Many members of our Indiana Review staff are fortunate enough to teach Introduction to Creative Writing as well as Poetry and Fiction writing courses here at Indiana University. We are even luckier to have a talented student body eagerly interested in both editing and submitting their own writing, and as instructors, we love to help get them involved to this end.
Indiana Review and Indiana University’s W280 Literary Editing and Publishing course have decided to team up and create a space for any currently enrolled undergraduate student to submit POETRY or SHORT FICTION (up to 5000 words) to us for consideration in our once-annual issue of Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project. This inaugural issue will be published on Indiana Review’s website in January 2016 and will be wholly edited by undergraduate IU students enrolled in the course. Please see a complete list of submission guidelines below. Read more…
Our Prize judge Eduardo Corral has selected “Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth” by Caitlin Scarano as the winner of the 2015 Poetry Prize! Her poem will appear in the Winter 2015 issue of The Indiana Review. We received a great number of excellent poems for consideration in this contest, and the decision was a difficult one. We thank all prize entrants for their interest in and support of The Indiana Review.
2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize Winner
Caitlin Scarano, “Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth”
Corral says this about the winning poem: “The voice in this poem is ravenous and disciplined. It strikes and it croons. It’s splendid and captivating. It releases gorgeous sonic and visual energies. Vivid images linger in the mind, music beautifully rattles the lines. I’m especially struck by how the voice approaches and retreats from memory. ‘Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth’ is a startling poem.”
Jennifer Givhan, “My God, Nieve”
2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize Finalists
Graham Barnhart, “Breach Birth”
Gabrielle Bates, “Cinderella As Told By Grackles”
Juliana Daugherty, “Psalm”
Jennifer Givhan, “Town of Foolish Things”
LA Johnson, “Constellarium” & “Split-Level”
Peter LaBerge, “Turbulence”
Lisa McMurtray, “How to Get Out of Failures at Night” & “Floodwater”
Sarah Maria Medina, “Hush the Young Coahuila Sons”
Caitlin Scarano, “To the City With Her Skull Wind”
Paige Quinones, “Blood Sport”
Judge Kiese Laymon has selected “Black (in) Time,” by John Murillo III, as the winner of Indiana Review’s inaugural Nonfiction Prize! Murillo’s piece will appear in the 2015 Winter issue of Indiana Review. We received hundreds of submissions of outstanding quality and variety. All work was read anonymously and closely by our editors. Thanks to all who submitted their work for consideration and made this year’s 2015 Nonfiction Prize possible.
2015 Indiana Review Nonfiction Prize Winner:
“Black (in) Time”
John Murillo III
Laymon has this to say about the winning piece: “I’ve never read an essay that so courageously and really out of necessity blended the mystery, ruthless joy and temporality of black life in this country. The piece moves in and out of music, dramatic scene, playwriting and buoyant social critique not effortlessly, but so, so effectively. It’s one of the most amazing pieces of prose I’ve read in the 21st century.
Congratulations also to our finalists, all of whom submitted excellent nonfiction for consideration in our inaugural nonfiction contest that made the final call a close and difficult one.
Nonfiction Prize Finalists:
Kendra Atleework, “Santa Cruz Blur”
Meilan Carter-Gilkey, “Carnival”
Chris Emslie, “Suffer Us to Famish”
Sari Fordham, “The Foreign Government Dances Back and Forth”
Hafeez Lakhani, “Big Enough”
Maurine Ogbaa, “Something Between Us”
Aaron Orbey, “Boy Problems”
Adrienne Perry, “A Dark and Simple Place”
Abel Shifferaw, “Untitled (Oscar, or Me, or Us)”
Don Stoll, “The Aspect of an Unknown Planet”
Jordan Thomas, “The Murder of Crows”
D. Gilson’s essay, “On Faggot: an Etymology,” appeared in The Indiana Review issue 35.1 and was selected by John Jeremiah Sullivan as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2014. Here’s an interview with Gilson in which he discusses his piece, touring Anne Hathaway’s cottage, what his essay so easily could have been, and what he pushed it toward instead.