Friday, September 17, 2021

Fwd: TMR's 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize is NOW OPEN

 The 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize competition is now open for submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. First-place winners in each category receive $5000, feature publication in our spring issue, and are honored at a gala reading and reception in Columbia, Missouri (pandemic permitting). Contest finalists are often published in the magazine also, or in the web-exclusive features we offer on our website in prose and poetry, BLAST and Poem of the Week.  All entrants are considered for publication  


This opportunity is open to writers at all levels. We pride ourselves on focusing on the quality of the writing first and foremost—our allegiance is to discovering and supporting strong work. Past winners have ranged from established writers with long records of publication to beginning writers who have never published before. In fact, for our fiction prize winner in 2018, the prizewinning story was her first published piece. This is why we are particularly excited to get the word out to Motown Writers Network. I've attached a flyer promoting the contest. We would love it if you would pass the word along via e-mail and social media, as well as posting the flyer somewhere your community is sure to see it.   


We accept submissions online or by mail. The postmark deadline is October 1Winners will be announced in January of 2022.   


You can find out more about the contest through our website

This year we are offering two contest entry options:


At the standard $25 level, entrants receive a year-long digital subscription to the Missouri Review ($24 value) as well as the fifth offering from Missouri Review Books, the digital anthology Private Lives ($7.95 value) featuring stellar short fiction from past issues of TMR 


At the $30 all-access level entrants receive the same year-long digital subscription and Private Livesplus full access to our entire ten-year archive of value-added digital issues, complete with print and audio versions of the magazine.  



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