2022 Fiction Prize 

Send us one short story, up to 6K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication! Final judge: K-Ming Chang. Submissions are open from February 1 – March 31.

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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.

  • 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.

Keep in Mind:

  • IR does not accept emailed submissions.

  • All entries are considered anonymously.

  • Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered.

  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, each submission requires a separate reading fee. Please withdraw your piece immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

  • IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University or the prize judge. This includes people who have studied or taught at Indiana University in the past four years.

  • If you are unable to submit through our Submittable page for any reason, you may mail us your submission. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check with the applicable submission and shipping fee; checks must be made out to Indiana University.

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!

 

 

2022 PRIZE JUDGE: K-MING CHANG!

K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2021, her chapbook BONE HOUSE was published by Bull City Press. Her short story collection, GODS OF WANT, is forthcoming from One World, as well as a novel titled ORGAN MEATS.


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