From Our Staff | October 01, 2014

By Michael Nye

We’re all writers, too. So we know how it goes. Despite your best intentions of getting your work done on time, sure enough, deadlines slip by. Whether it’s a grant, paying the electric bill, grocery shopping (“We’re out of milk AGAIN?!”), or submitting to the finest literary magazine contest in the history of literary magazine contests, well, hey, we all miss deadlines. C’est la vie.

So, we’ve decided to extend our deadline for two weeks! Entries may now be postmarked or submitted electronically through Sunday, October 14th. Hopefully, this extension will give all those writers who thought to themselves maybe next year or just…one…more…revision, a chance to submit.

Winners in each genre will receive a $5,000 prize, a featured publication in TMR, and a paid trip out to our winners’ reading and reception. Non-winning finalists will also be considered for publication in the journal. Past winners have been selected for the Best American Series, O. Henry Awards, and Pushcart Prizes. Your entry fee also gets you a year’s subscription to The Missouri Review in print or in our snazzy electronic format–which includes the audio recordings of every piece in the magazine.

Our full Editors’ Prize submission guidelines are here. So, please, don’t worry about the calendar and send us your best for our contest!

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