"Mississippi Review" Annual Contest--Deadline Oct 1

2009 Mississippi Review Prize

Awarding $1,000 each in fiction and poetry and publication in the print issue of Mississippi Review

Contest begins April 2008

Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter'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 entries should be 1000-5000 words, poetry entries should be three poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Entry fee is $15 per entry, payable to the Mississippi Review.

Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue.

For an additional $10 receive a one year subscription (2 additional issues) to the Mississippi Review. If electing this option please note as much on your entry cover sheet.

No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. Contest opens April 2. Deadline is October 1.

Winners will be announced in late January and publication is scheduled for May next year. Entries should have "MR Prize," author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.

Key dates:

Contest begins: April 1, 2008
Postmark deadline: October 1, 2008
Winners announced: January 2009
Issue publication: April 2009

Send entries to:

Mississippi Review Prize 2008
118 College Drive #5144,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

These are the complete contest guidelines. If you have questions, e-mail contest coordinator, or call 601-266-4321.

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