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The Missouri Review’s Editors’ Prize: Entries Open Until 1 October

The Missouri Review is inviting entries for 28th annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. A total of US$15,000 will be awarded.

The Missouri Review was founded in 1978 and is based at the University of Missouri. Published quarterly, each issue contains approximately five new stories, three new poetry features, and two essays, all of which is selected from unsolicited submissions. New, emerging, and mid-career writers whose work has been published in the Missouri Review have been anthologised over 100 times in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Anthology and The Pushcart Prize.

The Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize accepts entries in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and poetry – with a $5000 first prize on offer in each category. All three winners will also receive publication and an invitation to a reception in their honour.

Writers are invited to submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or any number of poems up to 10 pages. All entries must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee. In return, all entrants receive a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review and a paperback copy of the anthology Trouble in Mind: The Short Story and Conflict (total value $38.95).

Entries for the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize close on Monday 1 October 2018. For further information and to enter visit the Missouri Review website.

The Missouri Review also accepts general submissions year round. The payment rate is $40 per printed page. There is no reading fee, although online submissions attract a $3.50 service charge (no fee for mailed hard copies). Publication in The Missouri Review is highly competitive – the magazine attracts approximately 12,000 submissions per year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and the standard response time is about 10-12 weeks.