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It is the year 2013...MR has entered the future and you can now submit to our annual contest online through the easy to use SUBMITTABLE site! This means you can send us your poems and stories at midnight! You can send them while shopping for a new party hat online! You can send them while petting your cat! You can send them while eating pistachios! The possibilities are endless. Contest opens August 1st and we will be in front of our computer anxiously awaiting your fresh and clean poems and short stories.

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Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and 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 1,000-8,000 words and poetry entries should be 3-5 poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Paper entry fee is $15 per entry, payable by check or money order to "Mississippi Review". Online submission entry fee is $16, payable through SUBMITTABLE.

Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue. No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. Contest opens August 1st and the deadline is December 1st. Winners will be announced in early March and publication is scheduled for June of 2014.

Entries should have "MR Prize," author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.

Send paper entries to:

Mississippi Review Prize 2014
118 College Drive #5144
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001


Enter online at SUBMITTABLE.

These are the complete guidelines. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at or call at 601.266.4321.
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