There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Winners and finalists will make up next summer's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction and nonfiction entries should be 1000-8000 words, poetry entries should be three to five poems totaling ten pages or less. Please attach as one document. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Online entry fee is $16 per entry. Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue. All submissions will be read anonymously. Please remove or redact any contact information from your submission.
No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed and encouraged as long as you notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Contest opens August 15, 2018, and the deadline is January 1, 2019. Winners will be announced in March and publication is scheduled for June next year. Entries should have "MR Prize," author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.
Contest opens: August 15, 2018
Postmark deadline: January 1, 2019
Winners and finalists announced: March 2019
Issue publication: June 2019
Paper entries will still be accepted.
Send entries and a check for $15 to:
Mississippi Review Prize
118 College Drive #5144,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
These are the complete contest guidelines.
If you have questions please e-mail email@example.com, call 601-266-4321, or check our Facebook page at facebook.com/msreview.