Writing Opportunity – Missouri Review – 1 October 2019


The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published.

One primary aim for this website and blog is to assist authors in their authoring career by providing free tips and suggestions about the processes, etc. In that spirit the decision has been made to share news of occasional writing opportunities when encountered and considered suitable.

Caveat: The following information is provided ‘As Is’. No endorsement or guarantee of validity is implied.

The Missouri Review is now open to entires for the Jefferey E. Smith Editors’ Prize.

The Missouri Review is based at the University of Missouri and is published quarterly.


Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry.

Word Count
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction = Each submission up to 8500 words (double spaced).
  • Poetry = Any number up to 10 pages.
  • The work must not have been previously published.
  • In addition, if it is accepted elsewhere it must be immediately withdrawn.
  • Standard entry fee is $25 PER submission. (No limit upon number of submissions.)
  • An additional service charge of $3.50 is payable for online submissions.

The fee includes a one year subscription to the digital edition of the Missouri Review and a free paperback book.

  • The competition is open to writers worldwide.
  • Previous prize winners and University of Missouri students and faculty may not enter.
  • Previous finalists are eligible.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

  • $5,000 for the winner in each category plus publication and invitation to a reception and reading in their honour.
  • Winners will be announced in early 2020.
The Odds

The Missouri Review receives in the region of 12,000 entries per year. There can only be one winner in each category.


May be made either Online or By mail. (Remember online submissions attract a $3.50 service charge.)

Click here to: Access complete submission details and conditions; To enter; And for information about other yearlong opportunities.

Disclaimer: Neither T. R. Robinson Publications nor T. R. Robinson have any affiliation to the company or organisation referred to above. Nor do either receive any remuneration for publishing the information or for referring to the company or organisation. These notifications are simply designed to offer assistance to authors.

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