From Our Staff | July 01, 2011


Our Editors’ Prize is now open for submissions!  This will be the 21st year of our Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, and we’re really delighted to be able to showcase the work of a few great writers, and toss a smorgsabord of love (publication in our Spring 2012 issue, $5000 in prize winnings, flown into Columbia for a reading and all-around fun weekend, shameless self-promotion on our site, etc.) to deserving authors. Finalists often are also selected for publication: our most recent issue has finalists in both fiction and poetry. What we’re trying to say (write?) is that this is the best contest ever.

Notice these two editors don't have Successories art on their walls.


We receive a ton of submissions to the Editors Prize, for which we are really grateful, and the sooner we can get started reading, the better. As our contest editor Claire McQuerry noted last year, submitting early to our contest is good. So, too, is submitting online, which is easy to do by going here. As an added incentive, all entries received in the month of July that request a digital subscription will receive a fifth issue of The Missouri Review for free! Five for the price of four!

We’re really looking forward to reading your work. Good luck!

Michael Nye is the managing editor of The Missouri Review.