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Three placed in BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2016

TIR Staff

We're thrilled to announce that three Iowa Review works—two short stories and an essay—have been placed in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016. This year's editor was Rachel Kushner.

Fiction

Anna Kovatcheva's "Sudba 1," Volume 45, Issue 2

Yuko Sakata's "On This Side," Volume 45, Issue 1

Essay

Inara Verzemnieks' "Homer Dill's Undead," Volume 45, Issue 2

Max Ritvo's FOUR REINCARNATIONS

Devon Walker-Figueroa

Max and I were first introduced to each other in 2015 and immediately bonded through a series of ensuing e-mail and text correspondences—usually about poetry, but also about painting, glass blowing, and balloon races, among other things. In addition to this more casual exchange, I read and gave Max editorial feedback on early versions of Four Reincarnations. Indeed, I loved the poems I found within its pages so much that I ended up publishing several of them in The Iowa Review, where I serve as the poetry editor, and in Horsethief Magazine, a publication I co-founded with Justin Boening.

One placed, four honored in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2016

TIR Staff

We're delighted to announce that five works of fiction from previous issues of The Iowa Review have been honored by The Best American Short Stories 2016, including Yuko Sakata's "On This Side," which was placed in the volume. Congrats to all! 

Best American Short Story

Yuko Sakata's "On This Side," Volume 45, Issue 1

Other Distinguished Stories

Vishwas R. Gaitonde's "Pigs Is Pigs and Eggs Is Eggs," Volume 45, Issue 1

Winners of the third veterans' writing contest

TIR Staff

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the winners and runners-up of The Iowa Review's third Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest. Phil Klay, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and author of Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award, judged this year’s contest. The winning and runner-up manuscripts will be published in our Spring 2017 issue. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up, and many thanks to all who entered the contest. 

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