2013 Mary C. Mohr Editors' Award Guidelines

Southern Indiana Review will award a prize of $2000 for a short story, novella, or stand-alone novel excerpt submitted under the following guidelines. Each submission must:

  • Be available for exclusive publication in Vol. 21, No. 1 of SIR. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the entry is published/accepted by another publication while under consideration, the author must promptly notify SIR in writing to withdraw the entry. 
  • Include an entry fee of $20 ($5 for each additional entry). This non-refundable fee includes a year's subscription to SIR. Make check or money order payable to Southern Indiana Review.
  • List the author’s name, street address, email address (if applicable), phone number, and title of submission on a cover page.
  • List only the title of submission on each page thereafter.
  • Be fewer than 40 typed pages (12-point font) per each individual submission.
  • Be addressed to Mary C. Mohr Editors' Award, Southern Indiana Review, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712.
  • Be postmarked or uploaded by October 1, 2013. Digital entries can be uploaded here.
  • Include SAS postcard for receipt acknowledgement and/or SASE for contest results. All printed manuscripts will be recycled. Results will be posted on the SIR web site.
  • Current and former students and employees of the University of Southern Indiana are not eligible for the Award.

All submissions will be considered for publication. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible.