The 2018 Poetry Prize is open until March 31st! For this Twitter contest, we’re asking you to Tweet us a haiku about spring. It’s a subject that’s been visited by lots of poets…How will you make it new? If you’re unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a “Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time” (Poetry Foundation). Be sure to hashtag your poem with #IRSpring. Entries are due by Sunday, March 18th.
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Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2018 Blue Light Books Prize #IRBlueLight Twitter Contest! We received lots of well-crafted tweets about our prize’s namesake and after studious deliberation, we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry into our 2018 BLB Prize.
Congratulations to our winner, @matadorthefirst!
The 2018 Blue Light Books Prize for a story collection is open until February 9! For this winter’s Twitter contest, we’re asking you to feature the prize’s namesake. In 280 characters or less, write a story that includes a blue light. Maybe it’s a set piece, maybe it’s the main character, maybe it’s the hinge on which the whole daring narrative turns. That’s up to you. Be sure to hashtag your story with #IRBlueLight. Entries are due by Friday, January 26.
- That morning the sun rose blue, dousing the town in an aquarium glow. While our parents watched the weather report and fretted, we embraced our new roles, and flopped on our bellies like beached fish. #IRBlueLight
- When I’m in new groups–for a job, a class, whatever–& that superpower question that always comes up comes up, I just stare at the light bulbs overhead, change them white to blue. At this rate, I’ll end up in a room with somebody who can change them back. #IRBlueLight
Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2017 #SpookyIR Twitter Contest! We received some pretty terrifying tweets and after a careful vote, we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry to our 2017 Fiction Prize.
Join us in congratulating the winner, Paul Williams!
And a hat tip to our runner up, Andrew Moore! He will also be receiving a prize pack in the mail!
Thank you to everyone who participated, look out for more contests in the future, and don’t forget to submit your stories to the 2017 Fiction Prize by October 31st. Have a spooky Halloween!
The 2017 Fiction Prize is in full swing! We’re getting submissions of short stories from all over, and now it’s your turn to give something a little shorter a try. Instead of the 8,000 word limit, what about 140 characters? For this fall’s Twitter contest, we at Indiana Review are asking you to take a special interest in our DEADline of October 31st.
Are you dressing up this Halloween? Share your costume with us! But share it by using your costume as a character in a tweet-sized spooky story. Be sure to hashtag your story with #SpookyIR. Entries are due by Wednesday, October 18, 10 AM EST.
- A growl sounded from around the corner. Slowly, surely, it crept to me: Doge. It spoke. “Much scare. Wow. Such Halloween.” #SpookyIR
- (I’m going as the doge meme for Halloween)
- With a trembling hand, I reach up to touch my cheek, but pull away when I feel blood oozing down my hand. Carrie makeup is messy. #SpookyIR
- Wind howled through the dark alley, chilling me to my core. Marilyn Monroe had a hard job, I thought as I pushed my skirt down. #SpookyIR
One lucky (and clever) winner will receive a free entry into our 2017 Fiction Prize and an IR Prize Pack. Our favorite runner-ups will also receive IR Prize packs and, most importantly,will achieve eternal glory in our blog posts and on our Twitter page.
Send shivers down our spines, and don’t forget to showcase your talents further by entering the Fiction Prize by October 31!