Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, was founded in 2012 and is built upon the success of Etchings, UIndy’s literary and fine arts magazine.
Once a year students will read chapbook submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The submitted chapbooks should be in a single genre and consist of 15 to 30 pages. The students will read, discuss, judge, and pick two winners. One in poetry and one in prose. Then those winners will be awarded $100 and be sent 15 copies of their published chapbooks, which the students have edited, designed everything for. More information can be found here. To read more, and purchase, about last years winners in poetry and prose.
Alternating semesters with the chapbook contest UIndy’s Whirling Prize is a post-publication literary award. That is awarded to a book that fits the criteria that students lay out. Once all of the submissions come in the students read, critique, log, and evaluate each book against the other books. Eventually, the students rank and talk about the books until there are two winners. The winners receive a monetary award of $500 and are asked to read as part of the Kellogg Writers Series. More information can be found here.
Etchings, UIndy’s literary and fine arts magazine, is the reason that Etchings Press exists. More information about Etchings and the ability to subscribe can be found here.