From Our Staff | June 25, 2010

Contributors to The Missouri Review have received some great news the last few weeks, and of course, I’d like to pass that on to everyone else (if you haven’t heard already).

Seth Fried, whose has published two stories with us (“The Siege” and “Loeka Discovered”), has just had his first story collection accepted at Soft Skull Press.  He even has a mathematical formula to explain this:

Soft Skull + Seth Fried = (Endless Love + Debut Short Story Collection) x Awesomeness

That sounds about right.  Congratulations, Seth!

Several of our authors published in 2009 have been shortlisted for the Best American anthologies in 2010.  These include:

Andrew Cohen, “Television Days,” Vol 32.4 (essay)

Cheryl Strayed, “Munro County,” Vol 32.4 (essay)

Deborah Thompson, “What’s the Matter with Houdini,” Vol 32.1 (essay)

Elise Juska, “The Way I Saw The World Then,” Vol 32.4 (story)

Eleanor Lerman, “Persistent Views of the Unknown,” Vol 32.3 (story)

It’s wonderful to see these writers recongized for their work. Congratulations to all! You can check out these particular back issues (all of our back issues, actually) here and read (re-read?) their amazing work.