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currently closed to submissions until 05/01/2013




As you know, proceeds from Indiana Science Fiction 2012 are being donated to the Indianapolis chapter of NAMI.

About NAMI (

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI focuses on support, education, research and advocacy to help individuals and families affected by mental illness.

I live with severe depression

I find it impossible to fully express how much my writer and artist friends mean to me. I know you help me get in up the morning. You constantly amaze me. You help me enjoy life. I celebrate you, your successes and your friendship.

Indiana Science Fiction 2012 contains a plethora of excellent poetry, flash fiction, short stories and art by some of Indiana’s best writers and people. Let us also celebrate our Dutch Hoosiers.  They’ve made Indiana a fun place to live.

Enough. Enjoy Indiana Science Fiction 2012 and its contributors.

James Ward Kirk

Table of Contents for Indiana Science Fiction 2012:


 Cover Art by Scott Hargrave—Model: Ashley Upchurch

This Peaceful War by Scott Hargrave

No Angel Falls Today by Scott Hargrave

Interior Cover art by Eric Ellis


CJ-5 by David Frazier                                                                    

Disco Juice Two by David Frazier                                             

Little Green Men by David Frazier

Disk by David Frazier

Formula by David Frazier                                                            

The Listerites: Alternate History by David S. Pointer       

Ripped Asunder in Indy by David S. Pointer

Cowboy Killer Elite by David S. Pointer

Deep Devine Light by David S. Pointer

Emergency Airship Operations by David S. Pointer

Quantum Theology by Allen Griffin                                      

Hell’s Belle by Jack Horne                                                       

Cryptovirus by Allen Griffin                                                      

Techno-Dream by William Mark O’Neal                                

Rover by Timothy Frasier                                                           

Flash Fiction

Final Transmission 40.193N-86.36W by Allen Griffin       

A Perfect Fit by Phil Temples                                                     

Tomorrow’s Promise by Mike Jansen                                     

From the Mouths of Children by Mike Jansen                      

 Short Stories

The Jellyfish by Clint Smith                                                        

Eating Candy with the Angel by Kristin Roahrig                

Almond Eyes by Alec Cizak                                                       

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite by Clint Smith                         

The Rose Garden by James Ward Kirk                                 

The Agent of Change by Mike Jansen                                

The Lazarus Strand by Timothy Lee Frazier                         

The Deal by Chantal Noordeloos                                             

Devices by Murphy Edwards                                                    

The Tesla Bars by James Gengler and Mark Brandon Allen

Last Thought by Bethany Wilhelm                                          

The Egg by Tony Wilson                                                             

Editor’s Choice Award Winners: Clint Smith and Chantal Noordeloos


  Information about the Publisher/Editor

Facebook Page  James Ward Kirk Fiction



We are very interested in stories with political, religious, social, sexual, and cultural themes, and especially if controversial; for example, a space ship lands in Indiana carrying Pentecostal missionaries, or, what happens if sex is banned? We also like horror in our science fiction–who said horror writers own hell? We are not interested in technical specifications for photon torpedoes, and such.

                                 We do not censor.


We are looking for short stories and flash fiction in the science fiction genre from Indiana writers and folks with Indiana ties or writers that set their stories in Indiana. We are looking for short stories up to 5000 words and flash fiction of no more than 1500 words. We also encourage poetry submissions. Cover art is also open to submission.

Indiana Sciece Fiction pays three prizes of $25 each for best flash fiction, best short story and best art.  Best art will go on the cover.  Every one else gets exposure and pride of publication.  Payment of prize money will be aproximately 61 days from date of publication.

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