Posts Categorized: Nonfiction

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Announcing Our 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees!

We’re very proud to have published such great short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in our pages this year. Our warm congratulations to our 2015 Pushcart Prize nominees!

Fiction:
Halimah Marcus, “Self-Portrait” from Indiana Review 37.1, Summer 2015
Emily Temple, “A Hundred Ways to Do It Wrong” from Indiana Review 37.1, Summer 2015

Poetry:
Cara Dees, “John Roberts” from Indiana Review 37.2, Winter 2015
Corey van Landingham, “King of Hearts” from Indiana Review 37.1, Summer 2015
Poorna Swami, “Etymology” from Indiana Review 37.2, Winter 2015

Nonfiction:
Janelle DolRayne, “An Ocean Existing Somewhere Without Us” from Indiana Review 37.1, Summer 2015

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Listen to Amy Collini Read “This is What I Do When I’m Miscarrying”

Amy Collini’s nonfiction piece, “This is What I Do When I’m Miscarrying,” appears in our latest issue of Indiana Review, 37.1 Summer 2015.

Listen to her read here.

 

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AmyCollini

Amy Collini’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Slice, Redivider, Baltimore Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Isthmus, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Pithead Chapel, Rappahannock Review and elsewhere. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her two young sons and is at work on a novel and a memoir.

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Announcing the 2015 Nonfiction Prize Winner!

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”

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Interview with Indiana Review Contributor: D. Gilson

dgilsonheadshotD. 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.

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Special Calls for Nonfiction Submissions!

We a happy to announce two special calls for submissions in Nonfiction! These submissions are exempt from our usual non-subscriber reading fee and are open from December 18 through February 15.

Nonfiction Manifestos

We’re looking for your most marauding manifestos. We don’t want your past; we want your future. We want the culmination of philosophies spawned by all of your cancer-surviving, new-city-visiting, masturbating, real-life soapboxing. We want to know what’s buzzing inside the hive mind of contemporary literature, that work of real necessity. What do you believe will be the next breakthrough? What do you think we should all pay attention to? Dare to tell us all what we should be doing.

Nonfiction Graphic Memoir

When drawing and text are combined to explore the realm of memoir, readers are allowed to enter the headspace of the writer in a way that is akin to walking into someone’s dreams. Somewhere out there, we hope there is a team of benevolent scientists and artists creatively collaborating on inventing a machine that will actually allow us walk through one another’s dreams. When that true genius comes into fruition, rest assured Indiana Review will be the first literary magazine out there turning Dream Walks into a Call for Submissions. In the meantime, we would like to see what you cartoonists, you purposefully lonely and most unsung of all contemporary writing beasts, are doing in your hobbit holes, your hands covered in ink. Collaborative submissions are very welcome.

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