26th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
  • $5,000 Fiction |$5,000 Nonfiction $5,000 Poetry | 

    DEADLINE extended: October 15, 2016

    Winners receive publication, invitation to a reception and reading in their honor and a cash prize.


    • Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or any number of poems up to 10 pages. Please double-space fiction and nonfiction entries.
    • Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must pay a separate fee for each entry and withdraw the piece immediately if accepted elsewhere.
    • Entries must be previously unpublished.
    • Entry fee: $22
    • Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to the Missouri Review in print or digital format.


    • Previous winners of the Editors’ Prize and current University of Missouri students and faculty are ineligible.
    • Previous Editors’ Prize finalists are welcome to enter again.


    Winners will be announced in January 2017.

    Questions? E-mail contest_question@moreview.com.

    Read a prizewinning story by Melissa Yancy, an essay by Peter Selgin, and a selection from poetry winners Katie Bickham, Kai Carlson-Wee, and Alexandra Teague.