Miller Audio Prize Submission Guidelines

The Missouri Review’s 10th Annual Miller Audio Prize

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Entry Fee: $30, $24, $16, or $10. You choose what you pay. Your entry fee includes a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review, which normally costs $24.

Length: All entries must be 15 minutes or shorter.

Eligibility: Previous first-place winners are not eligible to win again. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate donation for each. Previously published or aired pieces are acceptable as long as you, the entrant, hold the rights.

Extended Deadline: April 3, 2017



By Mail

Submit the following:

  • a completed Audio Prize Entry Form
  • a copy of your entry on a CD, labeled with writer/ producer, title, and length
  • an entry fee of $30, $24, $16, or $10 (make checks out to the Missouri Review)

The Missouri Review Audio Competition
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211



Submit an original poem or collection of poems as a single audio file. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.


Submit a short story or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.


Submit your funniest poem, story, or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Audio Documentary

Submit an audio documentary on any subject. Documentaries can be presented in a variety of forms including narrative, interview, or documentary play.

We are thrilled to have two guest judges this year, Ann Heppermann and Vijay Seshadri.


Ann Heppermann is the founder of the Sarah Awards, which celebrates and rewards radio drama for the 21st century. Likened to the Oscars by the New York Times, the Sarah Awards encourages producers to push the boundaries of audio through a variety of initiatives—from the Very, Very, Short Short Stories Contest to the Sarah Awards to its podcast Serendipity, which is supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

Called a “sort of Goddess of podcasting” by Bitch Magazine, Heppermann has also worked in audio for nearly 15 years. She’s received numerous awards, including a Peabody, and in 2011 was named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. She teaches audio fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in its writing program.

SeshadriNew-303x335Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, in 1954 and moved to America at the age of five. He is the author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances, and 3 Sections, as well as many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with many honors, most recently the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and, in 2015, the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was educated at Oberlin College and Columbia University and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, where he has held the Michele Tolela Myers Chair.

Listen to past winners of the Miller Audio Prize here.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ. If your question isn’t answered there, email us: mutmrcontestquestion AT missouri DOT edu

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