As we continue to add new stories, essays and poems to the site, as well as expand the available materials for the current select of pieces, we will keep you updated on our progress on this page.
The Missouri Review and textBOX are delighted to announce the winners of the Art of Omission contest. We asked entrants to compose a short short or poem of 50 words or fewer using only the words contained in an excerpt from Reesa Grushka’s essay “Arieh.” From the 68 entries received, we selected the top five, all of whom will receive a one-year subscription to… Read more →
TextBOX now has poetry! We’ve posted “The Favorite Dance of the Deaf and Blind Beggar” and “For the Wren Trapped in a Cathedral” by Pattiann Rogers, with more poems on the way soon. Is there new audio content? There is new audio content. What about new fiction? Absolutely, my friend. Look inside for links…
In anticipation of all things fresh and new – the upcoming TMR launch party for the spring Editors’ Prize issue, graduation for many of our interns, summer! – we asked Boston artist Sean McCabe to come up with a new design for outreach and advertising and are very pleased to present the new face of textBOX. We may have named… Read more →
Check out Mimi Schwartz’s piece on writing her essay, “Off the Record.” In it she discusses how she came to understand that her project of discovering the “truth” of her family’s history was so much more than investigative journalism, and why she chose to write the piece in the first person, an unusual choice for an essay, particularly one that… Read more →
As some of you may already know, last week we added two new pieces to textBOX. We are proud to present William Harrison’s short story “Eleven Beds” and Robert Kimber’s essay “Big Jim.”
Things have been a bit quiet around here lately, but that doesn’t mean we’re not hard at work. Look for exciting developments to anthology soon!
After much editing and formatting and organizing and planning, the launch date has finally arrived and everything (well, almost everything) is set. There are a few extra materials that still need to be reworked a bit, but all of the stories and essays scheduled to be a part of the initial launch are ready and posted.
On January 24th, The Missouri Review will launch textBOX: a free, online anthology of exceptional fiction, essays and poetry, all originally published in The Missouri Review since 1978. a little background on textBOX Over the last 33 years, The Missouri Review has published some of the best fiction, essays and poetry in the country. We have built our reputation as… Read more →
textBOX is a collection of some of the best short fiction, essays and poetry selected from the archives of The Missouri Review, one of the nation’s leading literary magazines since 1978. The anthology is designed to provide access to students and teachers of creative writing and contemporary literature to a selection of some of the best short fiction, nonfiction and… Read more →