From Our Staff | January 25, 2011

After much editing and formatting and organizing and planning, our new online anthology is finally ready and everything (well, almost everything) is set. There are a few extra materials that still need to be reworked a bit, but all of the stories and essays scheduled to be a part of the initial launch are ready and posted.

Here it is:

textBOX: an anthology of exceptional fiction, essays and poetry originally published in The Missouri Review.

I owe a huge thank you to all of the amazing interns who have contributed to this project; it very literally could not have been done without them. We’ve been lucky to have such talented and dedicated students assist in transforming this project from an idea into a reality.

As with any new website, I’m sure there will be kinks to work out, but I hope you’ll both bear with us and also send us notes and suggestions for improvement as you explore the site. Our goal is to make textBOX not only a place to find some of the best work we’ve published over the years, but also a resource for teachers and students. In the coming months we will continue to add to both the collection of literature and the supplementary materials accompanying each piece. We will also be developing the poetry section of the site and hope to have at least a small collection of pieces ready by the end of the spring semester.

We would love to hear what you think of the new site! You can comment on this post, or email us directly at