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Announcing the 2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize Winner

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize, judged by Hanif Abdurraqib. Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible!

2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize Winner:

“Lobster Shy” by Keith Wilson

Hanif Abdurraqib says, “I was — very literally — moved by this work. It is a meditation that refuses a stationary angle, winding and breathless. But, mostly, I’m thankful for such an intimate look at the interior of both the pleasure and anguish of existence.”

Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem fellow. He is a recipient of an NEA fellowship as well as fellowships/grants from Bread Loaf, Kenyon College, Tin House, MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, UCross, and Millay Colony, among others. Keith serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor at Obsidian Journal. His first book, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, was published by Copper Canyon in 2019.


“On Girls & Rabbits & Women” by Amanda Goemmer

“Biscuits” by D. Nolan Jefferson

“Relics, Registries, and Other Bastard Things” by Taylor Kirby

“Enough for a Lifetime of Sundays” by Ashley Mallick

“Rubbish House” by Shaw Patton

“An Incomplete, Personal History of Isolation Through Video Games” by Reyes Ramirez

“Noble Silence” by Robert Julius Schumaker

The prize winner will be published in the Summer 2020 issue of Indiana Review. Happy reading!

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Indiana Review Online seeks submissions of poetry, short prose (fiction and non-fiction), and art from undergraduate writers.* Indiana Review, in collaboration with Indiana University-Bloomington’s Literary Editing & Publishing class, will curate an online space for emerging writers and artists from across the country and around the world. We are open to a variety of styles–everything from realism and satire to the supernatural and experimental forms. We feel strongly about representing diverse voices and identities, including young writers of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, and women. Give us your carefully strange writing: your nature poems and political poems, your dark humor fiction, your personal essays about pop culture, family, fairy tales, etc. We especially encourage previously unpublished authors to submit.

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Indiana Review Internships


IR offers editorial, contracts & subscriptions, web & publicity, and design internships; for more on each position, please see the descriptions below. One to two interns will be selected for the Summer 2021 term, and four to five interns will be selected for the Fall 2021 term.

All interns are expected to work a total of approximately 150 hours over the course of the semester (~10 hours per week) to be eligible for up to three hours of ENG-X 473 course credit.

Before applying, consider your strengths, your interests, and your schedule!


EDITORIAL (Fall, Spring, Summer)
The Editorial intern will work closely with staff editors in completing a variety of tasks connected to the publication process, as well as with the day-to-day business of running a literary magazine. Responsibilities vary depending on where IR is in the production process but may include taking part in weekly editorial meetings; assisting editors with fact-checking, copy-editing, and proofreading; processing subscriptions and submissions; assisting with planning IR‘s annual Blue LIght Books workshop and reading; assisting editors with external correspondence; reading submissions; and helping to maintain IR‘s web presence.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and organized; has prior experience with WordPress, social media, and email etiquette; and is interested in contemporary fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. You do not need to be a creative writer to be considered for this position.

The Contracts & Subscriptions intern will assist IR ​senior editors with the day-to-day business of running a literary magazine. Responsibilities may include: processing contracts, subscriptions, and submissions; mailing single-order issues; assisting with external correspondence; helping to maintain IR‘s database and records; and assisting with other administrative duties.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and organized. Experience with Excel, databases, and email etiquette desired.

WEB & PUBLICITY (Fall, Spring)
The Web & Publicity intern is tasked with helping to maintain and grow IR’s web presence through social media and advertising. Responsibilities may also include helping to plan IR​’s annual Blue LIght Books workshop and reading, assisting editors with updating and maintaining IR‘s website and blog, and assisting with external correspondence.

This position is less about technical mastery (though we love that!) and more about a willingness to delve into multiple projects, think creatively, and engage with a larger literary audience. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Illustrator/Canvas, and email etiquette desired.

DESIGN (Fall, Spring, Summer)
IR is a print publication, but we are hoping to revamp and bolster our online presence. The Design intern’s primary duties will relate to, though are not limited to, this endeavor. Responsibilities may include: creating online graphics and digital/print advertising materials, assisting with updating and redesigning IR‘s website, corresponding with external vendors (including IR‘s typesetter and website designer/host), and helping with layouts and typesetting for the print publication.

The ideal candidate has prior experience with graphic design and/or website design, as well as experience with email etiquette.


To be eligible for an internship, you must have a College and major GPA of 3.0 or better, and you must have completed 12 credits in English at the 200-level or above, including L202 or L260.

If you are interested, email a letter of application and CV to the IU English Internship Program, Department of English, ( In your letter of application, please specify which position you would like to be considered for, mention any relevant experience and coursework, and explain why you are interested in the internship. Please also list your class standing, campus address, telephone number, student ID number, and the names of one or two professors as references. For the design internship specifically, you may include a few representative samples of your graphic design work as .pdf attachments or provide links to web content. The final selection of interns will be made by the Editor in Chief and the Associate Editor of the Indiana Review.

If you have questions about any position, please feel free to email