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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.

Missouri Review – Fall 2021

How Did I Get Here? Inside: Poetry by Jessica Garratt, Rebecca Lehman, Maggie Queeney, and Joe Wilkins. Stories and essays by Jason Brown, Morris E. Hartstein MD, Kristen Iskandrian, Judith Claire Mitchell, Devin Murphy, Clare Needham, and David M. Sheridan, with features on Barbette and Duchamp, and a review of new and recent Southern writing from Sam Pickering. Now at the Missouri Review website.

October 2021 eLitPak :: 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize: Deadline Extended

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Deadline: October 18, 2021
Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize has extended its deadline to October 18. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5,000 and publication. All entrants receive a 1-year digital subscription and a free copy of the digital anthology Private Lives. All-access entrants receive an additional decade of TMR digital issues, complete with audio recordings. All entries considered for publication.

View the full October 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

Contest :: Missouri Review Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize Deadline is October 1

angel statue outlined against a sunsetDeadline: October 1, 2021
Don’t forget the Missouri Review‘s 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is open through October 1. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5000 and publication, promotion, and an event to be determined later. All entries are considered for publication in TMR, or in our web-exclusive features, BLAST and/or Poem of the Week. Visit our website to learn more: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.

Contest :: 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize Awards $5k per Genre

angel statue outlined against a sunsetDeadline: October 1, 2021
The Missouri Review is pleased to announce that the 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is now open. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5000 and publication, promotion, and an event to be determined later. All entries are considered for publication in TMR, or in our web-exclusive features, BLAST and/or Poem of the Week. Visit our website to learn more: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.

Contest :: Missouri Review’s 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

angel statue outlined against a sunsetDeadline: October 1, 2021
The Missouri Review is pleased to announce that the 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is now open. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5000 and publication, promotion, and an event to be determined later. All entries are considered for publication in TMR, or in our web-exclusive features, BLAST and/or Poem of the Week. Visit our website to learn more: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.