Lindsay Tigue Awarded the 1/2 K Prize from Indiana Review
Tigue's flash piece was selected for honors by distinguished judge, Michael Martone.
Lindsay Tigue's flash fiction, “Michigan Central Station Has Been Closed Since 1988," was selected for the Indiana Review's annual 1/2 K prize. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium and publication. Tigue's story, "Michigan Central Station Has Been Closed Since 1988” will appear in Indiana Review 34.2, due out this winter.
Final judge, Michael Martone wrote the following comments about the winning story:
I love trains, and I also adore ruins. I admire this piece for
its content of irresistible decay and how its form replicates the
unstoppable rot. This is a story that consumes itself, composts as it
confounds. It is rich with stuff, with detail, with nominative junk. It
names names, chock-a-block, only to have it all melt and fade away.
There is no better drama in such a condensed and pressured space. To
have a lump of coal transformed into diamond and then, beyond that rock,
into the elemental idea of crystalline and holy loss.
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Now in its thirty-fifth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.Works by contributors to IR have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in the O. Henry Awards, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, and Best New American Voices. In addition, Indiana Review is recognized as one of the top 50 fiction markets by Writer’s Digest and in 1996 was selected as the first place winner of the American Literary Magazine Award.