Editors' Prize Guidelines
23nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry
Not Just Any Contest!
Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series.
$5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Poetry | $5,000 Essay
Deadline: October 1st, 2013.
Submit online now.
Or download the entry form (PDF) for print submissions.
Interested in reading a past Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize winner?
Check out the essays "Big Jim," "Letters to David," and "My Thai
Girlfriends" on textBOX, The Missouri Review`s free online anthology.
(No other information is needed to enter)
Page restrictions: Please include no more than 25 typed, double-spaced
pages for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number
of poems up to 10 pages in total. Each story, essay, or group of poems
constitutes one entry.
Entry fee: $20 for each entry (make checks payable to The Missouri
Review). Each fee entitles the entrant to a one-year subscription to TMR
in print or digital format (for a free sample of a digital issue, go
here!), an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription.
Please enclose a complete address for subscriptions.
Entry instructions (for mailed entries): Include the printable contest
entry form. On the first page of each submission, include author's name,
address, e-mail and telephone number. Entries must be previously
unpublished and will not be returned. We accept simultaneous submissions
but ask for immediate notification if the piece is accepted for
publication elsewhere. Mark the outside of the envelope "Fiction,"
"Essay," or "Poetry." Each entry in a separate category must be mailed
in a separate envelope. Enclose a #10 SASE or e-mail address for an
announcement of winners. Entries will not be returned.
Eligibility: Previous winners of the Editors' Prize and previous
employees of TMR are ineligible. Previous finalists, however, may enter
Missouri Review Editors' Prize
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Go Green: Enter Online! We are also accepting electronic submissions.
Download the entry form for print submissions.
The winners will be announced in January 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the Editors' Prize Contest, please
feel free to e-mail us at: contest_questionATmoreviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)