2020 Fiction Prize 

Send us one short story, up to 6K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST.

Caroline K. Fulford’s “Revival” was selected by R.O. Kwon as winner of the 2019 prize.

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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: February 1-15, 2020.

  • Be sure to select the genre “2020 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!




R.O. Kwon is the author of The Incendiaries, published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.). The Incendiaries is an American Booksellers Association Indie Next #1 Great Read and Indies Introduce selection, and it is being translated into four languages. The novel is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, and is nominated for the Aspen Prize, American Library Association Carnegie Medal, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize.
Kwon’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, The Cut, Time, Playboy, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Born in South Korea, she has mostly lived in the United States