From Our Staff | October 01, 2012

Next week, on Monday October 8th, The Missouri Review will honor the writer A.R. Rea, this year’s recipient of our annual Peden Prize, which is given to the best short story from the previous volume year, as chosen by an outside judge. A reading and reception will by held at P.S. Gallery in downtown Columbia. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 630 pm, and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Our prize winner, A.R. Rea, has published her stories and essays in Pushcart Prize XXXVThe Kenyon ReviewThe Iowa ReviewIndiana ReviewNew South and has been awarded fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Institute of Creative Writing in Wisconsin and Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming.

Because our summer 2011 issue (in which “The Silver Bullet” first appeared) has sold out, we’ve printed a limited edition, single story run of Rea’s work. We’re giving this away free (free!) at the door. These snazzy editions easily fit in your back jeans pocket, and if (when!) you come to our event, I’m positive Rea would be delighted to sign your copy and pose for a picture.

So if you’re in the surrounding Columbia area next Monday, you should attend! We’d be delighted to see you there.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @mpnye