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.



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


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:

51 Responses to Audio Submission Guidelines

  1. Pingback: Introducing Audio Competition Judge Brendan Baker | TMR Blog

  2. Pingback: Check Out This Unique Competition! | The Frost Place

  3. Pingback: $1,000 Prizes Awarded! | Graduate Writing Studies

  4. Pingback: Opportunities for writers : SCAD Writing

  5. Pingback: Missouri Review Audio Contest | b. sandvik

  6. Pingback: CAA-NCR Weekly Literary Notices Feb. 24 to Mar. 2, 2014 | Quillfyre

  7. Pingback: CAA-NCR WEEKLY LITERARY NOTICES MAR. 10 TO 16, 2014 | Quillfyre

  8. some genuinely alternative content on this internet website online , saved to my bookmarks .

  9. Tonia Lease says:

    I am not affiliated with any research and I am not of tribal heritage. As a L&D RN I believe both sides had an obligation. The researchers had an obligation to provide informed consent in the appropriate language, because it isn’t informed consent if the person doesn’t understand all of it. The researchers also had an obligation to recognize and respect the tribal heritage, which they should have studied before hand, so they would know they would need to return the blood. The tribal members had an obligation to inform the researchers that they would need the blood back because of their beliefs and/or had an obligation to refuse to participate if they didn’t understand everything being explained. I do not believe it takes a college education to understand that one is not obligated to participate in a research that they don’t understand.Now, I also believe that this gross oversight did not warrant a $700,000 settlement (around $17,000/person). OK, blood was drawn for diabetic studies, but other things could be studied as well – how did this hurt this person the blood was drawn from? Yes, they should have explained that other test could “possibly” be done or “would” be done, but though they failed to explain this part, doesn’t warrant financial gain. Apologize, return the blood and remember your ethical training.

  10. Good data, a lot of thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and great luck!

  11. I don’t know if this fits in your new comment policy, anyway:

  12. rea says:

    I was wondering if you ever considered changing the stricture of
    your site? Its very well written; I lve what youve got to say.
    Butt maybe you could a little more in the way off content so
    people couyld connect with it better. Youve got an awful
    llot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.
    Mayybe you could space it out better?

  13. Johnnie says:

    Have the winners been announced for the 2014 Audio Competition?

  14. Beau Eddins says:


  15. Pete Quirke says:

    I am sorry that I do not have the patience nor the time anymore to read the drivel written by this Marc guy. Either he is a BN cyber trooper, an APCO paid PR or he is a very naive, brainwashed youngster or not using his faculties God gave him. He must be blind or living in Mars not to see the injustices and discrimination being dealt out or he is a member of the rent seeking cronies of the BN component parties to be sheltered from all the realities. To believe what ones read from the Government controlled MSN shows the lack of rational assessment of the biasness of such institutions. If indeed he is a naive youngster, then he has a lot of growing up to do.

  16. That could presumably be a bewitching abyssal of writing, venturesome extra in consummation simple to vie. effective share.a surprising and informative article, that I am inured to recital.

  17. Hi there very nice website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds also¡KI’m happy to search out so many useful info right here in the post, we want work out more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  18. Mark Anderson says:

    Any word on when the winners will be announced?

  19. I have not checked in right here for a while as I thought it was finding boring, however the final couple of posts are very good quality so I suppose I¡¦ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it buddy

  20. Wow that was strange. I simply wrote an very lengthy remark but after I clicked submit my comment did not appear. Grrrr… properly I am not writing all that over again. Anyway, simply needed to say glorious weblog!

  21. 5 shades says:

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  22. Thank you for another fantastic article. The place
    else may just anyone get that type of information in such a perfect method of
    writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.

  23. I do enjoy the way you have framed this particular problem plus it really does provide us some fodder for consideration. On the other hand, from what I have seen, I basically hope when the commentary pile on that folks keep on issue and in no way get started on a soap box regarding some other news of the day. Anyway, thank you for this superb piece and whilst I can not go along with this in totality, I regard your point of view.

  24. I only wanted to develop a smaller comment so as to say because of you for some of the lovely solutions that you are sharing on this site. My rather long online investigation has in the finish been honored with reliable factors to go over with my business. I would think that most of us guests in fact are undoubtedly endowed to dwell in a definitely very good location with numerous outstanding people with insightful ideas. I really feel quite privileged to possess come across your complete webpage and look forward to several additional astounding moments reading here. Thank you again to get a large amount of things.

  25. You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times go after your heart. “Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.” by George Goethals.

  26. I’d at all times wish to be update on new articles on this internet site , saved to favorites ! .

  27. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the longer
    term and it is time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I could I want to recommend you few interesting issues
    or advice. Perhaps you can write subsequent articles
    regarding this article. I want to read more issues approximately it!

  28. I thought it was heading to turn out to be some uninteresting previous publish, however it truly compensated for my time. I’ll publish a hyperlink to this internet web page on my blog. I am optimistic my visitors will uncover that incredibly useful.

  29. really nice submit, i definitely enjoy this website, maintain on it

  30. Hello there would you thoughts letting me know which hosting company you are utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in three utterly totally different internet browsers and I have to say this weblog hundreds quite a bit quicker then most. Can you advocate a good internet hosting provider at a honest value? Cheers, I respect it!

  31. Great blog you have here.. It’s hard to find good quapity writing like
    yours nowadays.I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  32. smooth drink says:

    This is such a terrific useful resource that you are providing and you offer out at no cost. I appreciate seeing web sites that notice the price of offering an ideal useful useful resource totally no cost. I genuinely beloved reading your submit.

  33. On a supplementary encouraging observe, unaccompanied over of two commented earlier. This augers effectively owing to the long-awaited compensation of pump owing to your services, stale true cede remain flighty now months to come.

  34. mvacatures says:

    Hi Dear, are you really visiting this web page on a regular basis,
    if so after that you will definitely get good know-how.

  35. Vaporizer says:

    typically the post is really the very greatest about this laudable theme. To be sure with all your a conclusion and can thirstily await the following revisions. Really stating cheers won’t only end up being suitable, to your good readability within your creating. I may possibly without delay seize an individual’s rss to sleep in abreast of just about any upgrades. Positive job and a lot success inside your organization business!

  36. I wish I had a dime for each dangerous article I’ve read lately. I additionally wish other writers had your expertise and style. Thank you.

  37. Hmm it appears like your web site ate my 1st comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your weblog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you might have any points for novice blog writers? I’d undoubtedly appreciate it.

  38. says:

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, Il try to get the hang of it!

  39. Conveyancing… [...]we prefer to honor other sites on the internet, even when they aren’t associated to us, by linking to them. Under are some websites value trying out[...]…

  40. I really enjoy looking at on this website , it holds great content . “The key of everlasting youth is arrested development.” by Alice Roosevelt Lengthy worth.

  41. How much of an vital content, keep on penning important different

  42. Typically the Are typically Weight discount program is certainly an low-priced and flexible weight-reduction strategy product modeled on individuals searching for out shed some kilos mixed with at some point maintain a far more healthy your life. la weight loss

  43. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate
    you penning this article plus the rest of the site is also
    really good.

  44. Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue with your website in web explorer, would check this?

    IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a large part of other folks will miss your fantastic writing due to this problem.

    My homepage ยาเพิ่มขนาดชาย

  45. You are so cool! I do not believe I have read something like
    that before. So great to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this topic.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

    Look into my site … ยาเพิ่มขนาดชาย

  46. At this time it sounds like Expression Engine is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  47. I pay a quick visit each day some websites and sites to read
    content, except this blog offers quality based writing.

  48. That sounds great! I make my money by watching and rating videos!It’s easy and Free!!! Just go tovarolo(DOT)com/village/earner(Replace the (DOT) with a .)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>