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2018 BLB Prize Twitter Contest #IRBlueLight

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.

Example Tweets:

  • 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

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2017 Fiction Prize #SpookyIR Twitter Contest Winners!

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!

 

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2017 Fiction Prize Twitter Contest: #SpookyIR

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.

Example Tweets:

  • 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!

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#IRHalfK 2017 Twitter Contest Winner!

Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2017 #IRHalfK Twitter Contest! We received some great ‘e’-less tweets and after careful deliberation we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry to our 2017 Half K Prize.

Join us in congratulating the winner, Eileen Tomarchio!

Runners-up Carrie Jenkins and S.E. Carson will receive an IR Prize Pack and Twitter love.

Thank you to everyone who participated! Make sure to submit your poetry and flash prose to our 2017 1/2 K Prize by August 1st, 2017!

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2017 1/2 K Twitter Contest!

The IR ½ K Prize is all about writing concisely to meet that 500 word limit. Writing with constraints can be a fun way to encourage the experimentation that short forms allow. One type of constraint is called a lipogram, where a work avoids using a particular letter or group of letters. For example, Ernest Vincent Wright wrote his 50,000 word novel, Gadsby, without using the letter ‘e’ one time.

For this summer’s twitter contest, we at Indiana Review are asking you to follow in Ernest Wright’s footsteps: Tweet us a line of original poetry without using the letter ‘e’. Be sure to hashtag your poetry with #IRHalfK. Entries are due by Monday, July 24, 10 AM EST.

Example Tweets:

  • Wright built a world of wood planks and iron pillars / without a solitary nail, it looms. #IRHalfK
  • Traipsing days and groggy months / what awaits is a shadow / in crumbling asylums. #IRHalfK
  • I don’t miss it / that traitorous 5th symbol of my ABCs / its foul curl and dangling tail #IRHalfK

One lucky (and clever) winner will receive a free entry into our 2017 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.

Exclude those e’s, and don’t forget to showcase your talents further by entering our 1/2K Prize!