Posts Categorized: Nonfiction

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Online Feature: “One More Artificial Organ” by Kate Birch

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On a bookshelf next to my mother’s bed there was a prototype of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart. Sometimes when she was downstairs fixing dinner or folding laundry I would sit on her carpeted floor and tear that heart apart with a defiant rip of Velcro, balancing the meshy chambers in my upturned palms before I pieced them back together. Afterwards, I’d place the heart back inside its dusty outline and move on, shuffling through her dresser drawers, hungry for secrets.

In the bedside table there was a pack of Trojan condoms covered by a drawing that my father sketched of my mother’s “lovely foot” and under that was the perpetual calendar whose thin metal wheel I could spin like a fortune teller, predicting the future.

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Black Friday Indiana Review/Black Warrior Review/Hayden’s Ferry Review Submission Period!

 

 

The editors of Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review are excited to read submissions of short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction fee-free for one day only! We hope this period is a nod to that fact that though we must charge submission fees, we don’t like to. All submissions will be considered for publication by all three journals. Pieces may be accepted by only one of the three: BWR, HFR, or IR.

You send us your best work. We duke it out for a chance to publish our favorites.

Submissions for this joint period will be accepted through BWR’s online submission manager at bwr.submittable.com/submit. No mailed submissions will be considered. Be sure to select the “No-Fee Black Friday Submission!” category for proper consideration. No submission fees will be charged for this special one-day only Black Friday submission period. Read more…

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Online Feature: “An Open Letter to World War I Soldier Alexander Bradley Burns of Downers Grove, Illinois on the Occasion of My Father’s Retirement After Six Years in the United States Air Force Reserves, Plus Twenty More in the U.S. Army Reserves” by Kathleen Rooney

 

June 12, 2011

Dear Alexander Bradley Burns,
Dear Alexander,
Dear Alex,
Dear Bradley,
Dear Brad,
Hi, ABB,
Hey Al,
Dearest A,

From the second I saw your sepia photograph beneath convex glass above the door in the foyer of American Legion Post 80, I knew I’d have to write you.

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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.