Audio Submission Guidelines

The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Audio Contest

**Submissions will be opened for next year’s contest in the Fall of 2015

$1,000 first prize in each category

You decide your entry fee!

Winners and select runners up will be featured on our website and on our iTunes podcast. Select runners up also receive cash prizes. All entrants receive a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review.

 

Listen to the winners of past Audio Competitions here.

Categories

Poetry

Poets are encouraged to enter an original poem or collection of poems as a single audio file for this category.

Judging will be based on the following criteria: literary merit, technical proficiency, and how the author uses audio media to further the literary strength of his or her piece.

Time: 15 minutes or less.
First Prize: $1,000

Prose

Writers may enter a short story, narrative essay, or other form of literary prose. For this category we are not interested in academic essays or purely journalistic writing/reportage. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, tracks of sound, or music.

Judging will be based on the following criteria: literary merit, technical proficiency, and how the author uses audio media to further the literary strength of his or her piece.

Time: 15 minutes or less.
First Prize: $1,000

Audio Documentary

Entries should be audio only (no video). We are interested in short documentaries on any subject. Documentaries can be presented in a variety of forms, including narrative, interview, or documentary play. Entries will be judged on strength of the script and subject, ability to meet their objective (stated or unstated, i.e. a comedic short that’s funny, or an artist interview that is informative, fresh and insightful), and technical facility (including sound, reporting, presenting and/or acting).

Time: 15 minutes or less.
First Prize: $1,000

 

 Contest Guidelines


Entry Fee: In an effort to expand our contest, entry fees (previously $20) are now payable by donation. We ask only that you contribute what you feel is fair, keeping in mind that literary journals, and contests, cost money to run and that your contribution includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review. All of your donation money goes directly to support the continued production of The Missouri Review and its programs.

Previous first-place winners are not eligible to win again.

Postmark Deadline: March 15th, 2015

Multiple entries are welcome, accompanied by a separate donation for each title you wish to have considered. We are happy to accept previously published or aired pieces as submissions, so long as you, the entrant, hold the rights.

Online Submission System

You can now submit your entries online, as well as pay your donation through our secure server. To do so, click here to go to our online submission form. Please note that we only accept entries in mp3 format.

Mailed Submissions

Technical Requirements: Mailed entries should be sent on CD only. CDs should not contain any audio other than entry material. Include a brief program synopsis and bio of the writer/producer. For poetry submissions, please record each poem as a separate track.

  • a completed entry form for each entry (download the entry form)
  • a copy of the entry on a CD, labeled with writer/ producer, title and length
  • a brief program synopsis and short writer/producer bio
  • a donation as entry fee (make checks out to The Missouri Review)

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

 

Questions? Please visit our FAQ. If your questions isn’t answered there, email us: MUTMRcontestquestion@missouri.edu

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