31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize


Published: Saturday, 14 August 2021

1 October 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to writers worldwide.

The Missouri Review, an American literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for the 31st Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize. There are three categories – fiction, poetry, and nonfiction

Writers can submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or any number of poems up to 10 pages.

Entries must be previously unpublished.

Entry fees
All entries must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee.

Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to the Missouri Review in digital format and a digital copy of the Strange Encounters, a short story anthology by former Editors’ Prize-winners and contributors.

Winners receive publication, invitation to a reception and reading in their honor, and a cash prize:
$5,000 Fiction
$5,000 Nonfiction
$5,000 Poetry

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.