The Miller Aud-cast | August 03, 2021

Hello everybody, we’re back with our 25th episode of the Miller Aud-cast. I continue to be Marc McKee, managing editor of the Missouri Review, and I’m pleased to be here with you, now, in the 4000th Tuesday to take place in the last two years. It’s an honor today to present the latest finalist in the Humor category for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize, “All My Visits to the GAP, in No Particular Order,” from Marissa Castrigno.

Marissa Castrigno lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she’s an MFA Candidate in Creative Nonfiction. She reads for Ecotone Magazine and serves as a contributing editor at Shenandoah. Her work has appeared in PANK, Kissing Dynamite, Memoir Mixtapes, Eater NY, and others.

Stay tuned after the piece for a conversation about it between me and contest editor Bailey Boyd.

Stay tuned for Miller Aud-cast #25, coming soon. Thanks also to the Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize.

Don’t forget: we’re accepting entries for the 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, and those who submit during the first two weeks in August will be invited to a special virtual Zoom session with the editors later in August or September. Find out more details about the contest here.

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