Posts Categorized: Prizes

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Interview with 2016 Poetry Prize Judge Camille Rankine

Our 2016 Poetry Prize judge is the phenomenal Camille Rankine, whose first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published by Copper Canyon Press this month. Here, Rankine discusses themes in the collection, her obsession with the ocean, sound and silence in poetry, and what she might be looking for in the prize-winning entry.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was recently published from Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and a recipient of a 2010 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Review, American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, Phantom Books, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City. Read more…

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Announcing Our 2015 Fiction Prize Winner!

We are proud to announce that judge Laura van den Berg has selected “Be Tanly” by Simon Han as the winner of Indiana Review‘s 2015 Fiction Prize! We received a near-record number of contest submissions, and the competition was fierce. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration and made this year’s Prize possible. “Be Tanly” will appear in our Winter 2016 Issue. Read more…

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IR Staff Tells All: Our Favorite Laura van den Berg Stories!

We’re proud to have Laura van den Berg judge our 2015 Fiction Prize. Her story in IR, “Where We Must Be,” is oneLauraAuthorPhoto(1) of our favorites and was recently republished in the always-excellent Electric Literature‘s Recommended Reading. Here, some of our staff weighs in on only a few of van den Berg’s many exquisite and unforgettable short stories. Read more…

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2015 Fiction Prize Twitter Contest!

 

According to Kevin Brockmeier, “The title is the target toward which you hit the arrow of your story.” Well, Indiana Review is giving you the opportunity to test your aim for a shot at some great IR prizes. For this Twitter contest, we’re challenging you to title our story.

And our twitter story is. . .

You were stranded on a desert island with a copy of IR and a newborn piglet. You did the only thing you could do to survive. #IRFictionPrize

To enter this contest, find one of the tweets over at our Twitter account @IndianaReview, “quote retweet” us your most inventive, hilarious, heart-breaking titles to our story. Make sure to include #IRFictionPrize.Twitter Screenshot

Our favorite titles will win free entry to our 2015 1K fiction prize, a grab bag of Indiana Review swag, and a notable mention on our blog! Twitter contest entries are due by October 20, so get to work!

Good luck titling! And don’t forget to submit to our 2015 Fiction Prize judged by the incredible Laura van den Berg. The Prize submission deadline is October 31 at Midnight EST.