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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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Interview with 2014 Fiction Prize Winner E. E. Lyons

 

While getting ready to submit your short fiction to our 2015 Fiction Prize, read our interview with 2014 winner, E. E. Lyons, selected by Roxane Gay. Here, she discusses her winning story “The Passeur,” the short story writers who inspire her, and advice for 2015 Fiction Prize entrants–and a fact about her story that might surprise you.

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E. E. Lyons is a fiction writer currently based in Washington, DC. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a 2015 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Creative Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Madcap Review, The Fiddleback, and Columbia Poetry Review.

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Announcing Our 2015 1/2K Prize Winner!

Judge Kim Chinquee has selected “House” by Nghiem Tran as the winner of Indiana Review’s 2015 1/2K Prize! “House” will appear in our Summer 2016 Issue. 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.

2015 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize Winner:

“House”

Nghiem Tran

Kim Chinquee says this about the winning piece: “The personification of Grief in “House” is very affecting. Grief (as character) shows its enormity: first appearing while making something as ordinary, yet odd, as a grilled cheese sandwich. I also love the humor, the narrator’s criticisms of Grief’s inability to properly make something so simple. The narrator’s fear of Grief is very genuine, so true. And Grief’s presence: so powerful, so monstrous, hugging the childhood teddy bear, even stealing the blankets. Very moving piece.

Runners-Up:

“Draw” by Mary Peelen

“Answers” by Eric Tran

“Decoy” by Felicia Zamora

Finalists:

“The Lizard King” by Chris Childers

“Snow White and the Kiss Deferred” by Tobias Lavon

“Wanted: Internet Rock Star” by Karen Elterman

“The Bank” by Brenda Peynado

“My Debt Collector” by Brenda Peynado

“They Don’t Know What to Do With Her” by N. Michelle AuBuchon

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Interview with 2015 Fiction Prize Judge Laura van den Berg

Our 2015 Fiction Prize Judge is Laura van den Berg, whose story “Where We Must Be” first appeared in Indiana Review 29.1 and was republished online at Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. In this interview, she answers questions about her short story collection, The Isle of Youth, allergies to boredom, and what she might be looking for in the prize-winning entry.

LauraAuthorPhotoLaura van den Berg is the author of the novel Find Me and the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth. She is the recent recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, and an O. Henry Award. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is at work on a new collection of stories and a novel.

 

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