Missouri Review

Magazine Stand :: The Missouri Review – Summer 2022

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Themed “Rescue Me,” the newest issue of The Missouri Review bids a final goodbye to Summer 2002 with new fiction from Caroline Casper, Sam Dunnington, Tim Erwin, Nur Kahn, and Amy Stuber. Essays by Christopher Kempf and Daniel J. Waters. Poetry from Davis McCombs, Kelan Nee, and Rachel Richardson. Also: Curio Cabinet on the marketing of Amelia Earhart, Art Feature on Dodo in Berlin, and a review from Sam Pickering.

October 2022 eLitPak :: Last Call! The 32nd Annual Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

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Deadline: October 15
Last call for entries for the 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize from the Missouri Review. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here.

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Contest :: Missouri Review Extends 32nd Editors’ Prize Deadline

Missouri Review 32nd Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize deadline extension

The Missouri Review has extended the deadline of its 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize to October 15. This means you have just under 2 weeks now to submit your best in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. $25 fee includes 1-year digital subscription and a digital copy of Hello, I Love You. $30 fee includes the same perks plus access to the past decade of digital issues of TMR.

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Contest :: The Missouri Review’s 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

The Missouri Review 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

Literary magazine The Missouri Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners in each genre receive $5,000, publication, and promotion. All entrants receive a 1-year digital subscription to The Missouri Review and a digital copy of Hello, I Love You. You also have the option of paying $30 instead of $25 when you enter which gives you access to the past decade of digital issues of TMR. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

September 2022 eLitPak :: The 32nd Annual Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

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Deadline: October 1
The Missouri Review invites entries for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Submit fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here.

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August 2022 eLitPak :: 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

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Deadline: October 1, 2022
The Missouri Review invites entries for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Submit fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here

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Magazine Stand :: The Missouri Review – Spring 2022

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The Missouri Review Spring 2022 issue (45.1) features the 2021 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize Winners: Alix Christie (fiction), Matthew Wamser (essay), Jennifer Perrine (poetry), as well as a special feature with Michale Millner on the Jack Kerouac Archive and a portfolio of artwork by Kristine Somerville in full color, “Boxed In: The Art of Assemblage.” The issue also includes Poetry from Kelli Russell Agodon and David Moolten, Fiction from Joy Baglio, John Fulton, and Peter Mountford, Essays by Susan Neville and William Roebuck, plus: “America’s Left Bank: Jessie Tarbox Beal’s Greenwich Village Photographs.”

The Missouri Review – Winter 2021

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The Missouri Review Winter 2021 (“Take Heart”) issue features the winners of our 2021 Perkoff Prize for writing that engages evocatively with health/medicine. A stunning art feature on contemporary photography, debut fiction by Mason Kiser, translated work of Tomaž  Šalamun, and a probing essay on the poetry of mourning round out the issue. More info at The Missouri Review website.

Contest :: Announcing the Second Annual Perkoff Prize from the Missouri Review

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Deadline: March 15, 2022
The 2022 Perkoff Prize is a tri-genre contest from the Missouri Review that awards $1,000 and publication each to writers of the best story, set of poems, or essay that engages in evocative ways with health and medicine as judged by the editors. Deadline: March 15. Regular entries ($15) will receive a free year-long digital subscription to TMR, while All Access entries ($30) will receive a year-long digital subscription plus access to the last 10 years of digital issues, complete with audio recordings of all features. All entries considered for publication. Learn more at our website

Recent Themed Issues to Add to Your Reading List

If you like themed lit mag issues, we’ve got some recommendations!

Each issue of THEMA focuses on one themed prompt. The Autumn 2021 issue’s theme is “Which Virginia?” Twenty contributors try their hand at exploring this Virginian theme.

While not quite a theme, Hanging Loose does feature a selection of high school aged writers in each issue. Issue 111 includes work by eleven different high school writers who close out the issue.

Bennington Review‘s Summer 2021 issue focuses on a theme that’s probably on most of our minds right now: The Health of the Sick. Michael Dumanis’s note from the editor explains, “Many of the pieces in this issue of Bennington Review display a keen awareness of the vulnerability of the human body, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.” The theme “borrows its title from Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s underappreciated 1966 short story . . . “

Issue 22 of The Common includes a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf introduced by Deepak Unnikrishnan. This includes fiction by Tariq Al Haydar, Farah Ali, and others; essays by Mona Kareem, Keija Parssinen, and Priyanka Sacheti; and poetry by Hala Alyan, Rewa Zeinati, Zeina Hashem Beck, and more.

AGNI Number 94 brings readers a portfolio of work in translation. You can expect to find work by Azzurra D’Agostino translated by Johanna Bishop, Yi Won translated by E. J. Koh & Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Ananda Devi translated by Kazim Ali, and much more.

Finally, The Missouri Review asks the question “How did I get here?” in the Fall 2021 issue, the theme inspired by “Once in a Lifetime” by the Talking Heads.

Visit each literary magazine to show some support and learn more about these issues.