Etchings Press is UIndy's teaching press and publishing laboratory. Writers from around the world submit recently published books in response to a theme and UIndy students choose two winners for the fall Whirling Prize. Winners receive a cash prize and broadsides designed by a UIndy student artist and also participates in an episode of UIndy's Potluck Podcast as a featured guest. In the regional Chapbook and Novella Contests each spring, students judge submissions and then publish winning chapbooks and a novella. Winners receive an honorarium and copies of their published book.