November 13, 2015

While it's NaNoWriMo now, take a look at some of the following contests for shorter work below. Though some of the contests have entry fees (no more than $10.00) many are free and come with a cash prize: River Styx even offers a case of beer! So, keep on writing your novels this month, get your shorter works ready to submit to these contests, and if you have anything somewhere in the middle, take...

November 3, 2015

Though only 30 days long, November can be a productive month for writers. First there are the NaNoWriMo enthusiasts, fingers flying to meet the lofty goal of 50,000 words toward a new novel by the month’s end. Then there are those inspired by fall’s firm grip on the weather to hunker over the gentle glow of a laptop, spinning verse and prose while the wind whistles in the eaves. It’s the mont...

September 18, 2015

All of the following writing contests are $10 or less, or free! The deadline for the first two contests is September 30, so get your submissions out now! 

 

Poetry: The Morton Marr Poetry Prize

 

Contest is open to writers who have not yet published a first book of poetry. Contestants may submit no more than six, previously unpublished poems in a "traditional" form (e.g. sonnet, sestina...

April 20, 2015

 

In the following interview, Iron Horse Associate Editor Mark L. Keats talks with Yiyun Li about her essay, which orignally appeared in A Public Space is now anthologized in The Best American Essays of 2014.

 

IHLR: One of the things I enjoyed about your essay “Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” is, despite this natural forward momentum, given the numbers and sense of time,...

March 16, 2015

A version of the following interview with Christine Marshall appeared in Issue 16.6. Some of the questions refer to her essay, “The Circle,” which was pub-lished in that issue. 

 

IHLR: I want to start with a not-so-literary question. In your essay “The Circle,” you write, “Often people say ‘Wow, weird,’ / when they meet my twin and me.” I have said (or at least thought) this whe...

November 21, 2014

We admit to being excitable at IHLR, but it’s hard to blame us when there’s news of this caliber to announce. Prose writers, brace for impact: Roxane Gay has generously agreed to judge our 2015 Single-Author Competition! That’s right, the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, the novel An Untamed State, and Ayiti, a collection of stories about, as Ethel Rohan puts it, “Haiti, its people, an...

November 4, 2014

For many writers, November is a productive month. First there are the NaNoWriMo enthusiasts, fingers flying to meet the lofty goal of 50,000 words toward a new novel by the month’s end. Then there are those inspired by fall’s firm grip on the weather to hunker over the gentle glow of a laptop, spinning verse and prose while the wind whistles in the eaves. It’s the month when we gear up for holiday...

September 29, 2014

Note: Fans of Steve Almond likely know him for his debut short story collection, My Life In Heavy Metal, or his New York Times Bestseller, Candyfreak, but few may know him as a former sports reporter, play-by-play man, and lifelong Oakland Raiders fan. It’s his admitted obsession with the Raiders, and the NFL at large, which was the catalyst for his 11th book, Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant...

September 16, 2014

We hope you’re working on something special for our Bedroom Issue, which will launch on the same day in February that Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters nationwide. Lest you suspect we aim to ride the coattails of that movie’s almost certain success, we wanted to remind you of some unflattering findings associated with the trilogy. Dr. Amy Bonomi of Michigan State University recently conducted...

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