Photo credit: Audran Gosling
the ihlr photofinish
For the IHLR annual PhotoFinish, we seek well-crafted and very brief ekphrastic work that pushes beyond an absolute literal read of a photo prompt. We're looking for work that recognizes what's hidden in the world we see, responding to the physical details that the picture offers or what emotion it conveys or both. We provide the photo on our website every mid-May. Responses should be no longer than 500 words for prose or 15 lines for poetry, and they should be submitted electronically from July 1 to Aug 15. Winner receives $250. The finalists receive: $50. The winner and nine finalists are published in the e-edition, released at midnight on New Year's Eve--our last horse over the year's finish line.
Reading fee: $5. Free submit day: July 15.
Read our past PhotoFinish Issues (FREE!) at IHLR Online!
2021 winner: tba
Look for the winner's name here in early September!
2021 finalists: tba
Look for the names of the finalists here in early September!
The winner and all finalists will be included in the 2021 PhotoFinish, released at midnight on New Year's Eve. We will announce the release on social media, with the link to read the issue for free!