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The IR 1/2 K Prize champions the art of concision, as we consider work of any genre of 500 words or less. This Twitter contest highlights the importance of concision by turning the tables. For ages, authors have mastered this art by capturing the essence of their work in a few short words: the title.

For this contest we want you to unspool titles of works of fiction or poetry. Make a pun on the original title, ruin a book for others with too much information: the power is yours. Be sure to hashtag the title of the work you’re spoofing along with #IRHalfK. Entries are due by Monday, August 1, 12 PM EST.

Example Tweets:

  • The wonderful, magnificent, rich man who after an identity crisis and a name change comes to be known as Gatsby #Gatsby #IRHalfK
  • Baby gets attacked by evil wizard but all he has to show for it is a weirdly specific scar and dead parents #HarryPotter #IRHalfK
  • Don’t even bother reading these, everyone is dead #GOT #IRHalfK

One lucky (and clever) winner will receive a free entry into our 2016 1/2K Prize and an IR Prize Pack. Our favorite runner-ups will also receive an IR Prize pack and, most importantly, winners will be glorified forever in our blog posts and on our twitter page.

Happy spoofing to you all and don’t forget to showcase your talents further by entering our 1/2K Prize!

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Indiana Review is proud to announce the winners of our 2016 #IR22 Twitter Contest! From insightful commentaries to comic relief, we received many inspired entries to our IR Taylor Swift inspired prompt. After careful deliberation we chose two winners who will receive an IR prize pack and renowned Twitter glory. It was a tough decision with all of our followers submitting such amazing tweets: scroll through the tweets from #IR22 and you’ll see what we mean!


Our #IR22 Twitter champions:


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We’d like to thank everyone who participated; we have quite the clever Twitter following and the tweets were all truly entertaining to read. Keep an eye out for our 2016 1/2 K Prize which opens July 1st judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. The creativity that you packed into 140 characters was astounding; imagine what you could do with 500 words!



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Interview with 2016 1/2K Prize Judge Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Our 2016 1/2K Prize Judge is Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of many poetry collections such as Lucky Fish and of the upcoming collection of essays World of Wonder. In this interview, she discusses genre-blurring, some of her favorite animals, and what she might be looking for in the prize-winning entry.



Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Lucky Fish.  She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Brevity, Poetry, Tin House, and in The Best American Poetry series. She is a professor of English at The State University of New York at Fredonia, and in 2016-17, she will be the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.
You can follow her on Twitter @aimeenez.

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