✍️ Calling All Writers! Ryder Fiction Issue


We are accepting submissions for our annual FICTION ISSUE. We’re looking for work by current and former Bloomington residents. Send your story, novel excerpt, or whatever you’re calling that thing to editor@theryder.com


  • Please submit 1 piece of previously unpublished fiction, 5,000 words max, double-spaced, in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Shorter pieces and flash fiction are welcome.
  • Please include a cover letter with your name, address, email, and phone number, as well as your connection, no matter how tenuous, to Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Please title your file and your email as follows:


Submissions are due by October 10. Winners will be notified on or before October 15. 

We look forward to reading your work!