2019 Fiction Prize 

Send us one short story, up to 8K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2019, 11:59 PM EST.

Tom Howard’s “Fierce Pretty Things” was selected by Caitlin Horrocks as winner of the previous prize. The story will be published in 40.2, slated for this December.


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To Submit

  • Remember to send one short story, up to 8k 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, keep an eye out for discounted rates near the end of February.

  • Be sure to select the genre “2019 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!