2021 Fiction Prize 

Send us one short story, up to 6K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication! Final judge: Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Submissions are now closed. We will update this page with a link to our submissions manager when we reopen for submissions.

The winner of the 2021 prize was “Seance” by Suphil Lee Park!

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To Submit

  • Remember to send one short story, up to 6k words.

  • Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.

  • A cover letter is not required but can be included in the comments box if you like.

  • Each $20 fee gets you a year-long subscription of the journal. International addressees, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). If the fee provides a hardship, please submit during the discounted rate period, which will be announced at a later time.

  • Be sure to select the genre “2021 Fiction Prize” on the submission form. Submissions with incorrectly designated genres will not be read.

  • Hit "Submit Entry" below to get started. You will be redirected to the Submissions Manager to upload your submission after making the PayPal payment. If you are not automatically redirected, please contact inreview@indiana.edu and we will ensure you are able to complete your submission.

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!





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Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of Sabrina & Corina (One World, 2019), finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, The Story Prize, The Saroyan International Prize, and the winner of an American Book Award and Reading the West Award. Fajardo-Anstine is the 2019 recipient of the Denver Mayor's Award for Global Impact in the Arts. Her writing has appeared in print and online at Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, O, the Oprah Magazine, The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Kali has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Tin House, and Hedgebrook. She holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming and is from Denver, Colorado. Her work has been translated into multiple languages.