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The Missouri Review
About The Missouri Review: One of the premier publishers of the best new stories, essays, and poems from Pulitzer Prize winners to unpublished emerging writers.
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-4474
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 12 weeks Payment: $40/page + two copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0191-1961 Founded: 1978 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals Copy price: $8.95 Average pages: 192 Sample price (postpaid): $8.95 Subscription (Ind/Inst) 1 year: $24
Publisher’s description: Since 1978, The Missouri Review has helped shape the contemporary literary scene by offering the finest work of today’s most important writers and by discovering the brightest new voices in fiction, poetry, and the essay. Audio recordings of every issue, read by either the writer or a professional theater performer, are available through our website.
Recent work in the The Missouri Review has been anthologized over 100 times in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Poetry, Prize Stories: The O’Henry Awards, New Stories From The South, and The Pushcart Prize. Writers whose work first appeared in The Missouri Review have won awards such as the National Book Award, the Yale Younger Poets Award, MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Recent contributors include Richard Bausch, Kerry Hardie, Tom Ireland, Ellen Bass, Benjamin Percy, Steve Almond, Elise Juska, Eleanor Lerman, and Cheryl Strayed.
The spring 2013 issue features the winners of the 2012 Editors’ Prize as well as work by Cara Blue Adams, Jennifer Anderson, Aaron Belz, Jerry Gabriel, Darren Morris, and Brad Wetherell . . . along with a conversation with Steve Almond and William Giraldi and a look at the art of Al Hirschfeld.
The winter 2012 issue of The Missouri Review, titled "The Unnatural World," is an action-packed humdinger of great contemporary literature. This issue features fiction by Dave Kim, Joe Davies, and Matthew Baker; nonfiction by Cynthia Miller Coffel and Susan E. Detwiller; poetry features from Peter Cooley, Justin Gardiner, and R.T. Smith; an arts feature on Cecil Beaton; an interview with Shelia Heti; and an omnibus review by Anthony Aycock.
The latest issue (fall 2012) of The Missouri Review is titled “Risk” and it’s filled with stories, essays, and poems exploring dogged courage, risks we are forced to take, and the consequences when we fall (or rise). This issue features new stories by John J. Clayton, Michael Byers, Lauren Acampora, and Kate Rutledge Jaffe; poems by Christopher Robinson, Margaree Little, and Tryfon Tolides; nonfiction by Carolyn Miller and Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough; an arts feature on Louise Brooks; and an interview of poet T.R. Hummer. Get a copy and savor!
last updated 05/15/2013