Indiana Review is proud to announce the winners of our 2015 #IRFictionPrize Twitter Contest! From the classic pig pun to pig references in literature, we received some brilliant and inspirational tweets and enjoyed reading each one. After some careful deliberation we chose two winners who will receive an IR prize pack.
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Ben Hoffman’s short story, “The Problem of Leaving,” appears in our latest issue of Indiana Review, 37.1 Summer 2015.
Ben Hoffman’s fiction appears online at American Short Fiction, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and elsewhere. He was recently the Carol Houck Smith Fellow at The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Some Churches by Tasha Cotter (Gold Wake Press 2013)
Reviewed by Emily Corwin
“Hold that bird your heart.” I have been thinking about this line lately, with the cold autumn temperatures, with my coat buttoned all the way up. Hold that bird your heart. An instruction, an incantation. It is about tending to your rawest parts. It is about desire—for people, for air, for safety, for something un-nameable. Read more…
We at Indiana Review are thrilled to announce Blue Light Books, a new book series partnership with the excellent Indiana University Press. The Blue Light Book Prize will rotate each year between short story and poetry collections. The inaugural Prize, awarded in 2016, will be for a short story collection. The first awarded Prize aims to display a stunning collection of fiction and will be published through IU Press. The winner will be awarded $2,000, publication, be flown out to read at our 2017 Blue Light Reading here in beautiful Bloomington, IN, and will be selected through an anonymous reading by Michael Martone.
The name for the collaboration was inspired by a blue light outside of the Indiana Review offices, which are located at the end of a long hallway. When the office is open, the blue light is turned on. Our annual spring Blue Light Reading has come to symbolize our sense of openness and larger dedication to the literary community, and we are proud to expand this commitment with our Blue Light Books Prize. Read more…
We are proud to present this exclusive online content by Alexander Rothman to celebrate the release of IR 37.1, Summer 2015, which features our graphic memoir folio.
“…it is by their syllables that words juxtapose in beauty”
I call the work that I make and publish “comics poetry.” I have reasons for using that name and working in the hybrid form, but here’s the thing: I have no idols to tear down, and I hate polemics, so,
It’s really an invitation. There’s work to be done (always), and here’s what some of it could be. This stuff will be stronger if we hold it up next to each other. Read more…