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Indiana Review’s Latest Contest is Open to Writing Under 500 Words

Indiana Review is inviting entries to its 2019 1/2 K Prize.

Founded in 1976, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. The biannual magazine features previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and art, and is edited and managed by Indiana University graduate students.

The 1/2 K Prize is one of five contests run each year by Indiana Review. The contest is open to writing in any genre up to 500 words (flash prose and poetry). Writers can submit up to three pieces per entry.

The 2018 contest was won by Brian Sneeden for “Other Fountains.” The 2019 contest will be judged by Megan Giddings, a fiction editor at The Offing and a features editor at The Rumpus.


$1000 and publication


$20 per entry (up to three pieces per entry). All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the magazine.


500 words for each piece.

Writers may submit up to three pieces in a single word document.


Thursday 15 August 2019


Visit the Indiana Review website for full entry details.

The 1/2 K Prize is one of five contests run each by Indiana Review – details about the other contests can be found here.

Explore more writing contests and opportunities or see our guide to Short Story Contests in 2019.