First published: 1978
Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
Frequency: 4 issues a year, digital and print
Submission Focus: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Submission Method: Email or physical Submission Guidelines
Active competition: Yes, closes on October 1st, 2014. Contest…
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In this week’s post, Eric Boyd reflects on the events that landed him in prison in addition to discussing the difficulties he faces in life after being released.
For the next few weeks, we will be featuring narrative accounts “from the horse’s mouth,” so to speak—former winners in essay, fiction, and poetry of our Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. All of our winners have different backgrounds, experiences, publication records, and responses to achieving this esteemed prize and honor. Today we hear from David Zoby, 2013’s essay winner; Fiona McFarlane, 2009’s fiction winner; and David Kirby, 2011’s poetry winner.
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This week we’re delighted to offer a new poem by Eleanor Stanford. Stanford is the author of two books of poems The Book of Sleep and Bartram’s Garden (forthcoming), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and a memoir História, História: Two Years in the Cape Verde Islands (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, The Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, and many others. She lives in the Philadelphia area, and is a 2014-2015 Fulbright scholar to Brazil.
Today is UNESCO’s International Literacy Day, the perfect time to reflect on the importance of reading and access to literature.
According to UNESCO, “Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.”
Looking for ways to show some love for literacy? You can celebrate the growth of BookUp, our after-school reading program, or offer praise for the incredible work of our Innovations in Reading Prize winners like Books on Bases (pictured), The Uni Project, Little Free Library, and Worldreader
In the three weeks or so, there has been one of those tagging games on Facebook that have been ubiquitous since, oh, probably as soon as the site launched. Though one of my aunts used to send me emails that were very similar way back when all we had were AOL.com email addresses, so these “tagging” games have probably been around since humans learned to write. Anyway, the current one is to list the ten books that have “stayed with you” in your life. With one or two exceptions, most of these lists that I’ve seen on Facebook lack context. Why did these books stay with you? What does “stay with you” mean? Why are you imploring me to read them?
Today on the TMR blog, managing editor Michael Nye lists ten novels that have stayed with him and hates on Tobias Wolff’s Old School.
Hey! October is just around the corner and you know what that means? You still have time to enter The Missouri Review’s Editor’s Prize contest!
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More information and full guidelines can be found here.
Submit today and hit your shmoney dance later.
This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel has to be a minimum of 500 pages to win a major li…
A great list via Electric Literature
In this week’s post of our continuing series, writer Boston Woodard addresses corruption and misinformation within the California prison system.
Earlier this week, Wendy Xu became one of five recipients of the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Check out The Missouri Review’s interview with her from back in April:
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— Maya Angelou (1928-2014)