Uncategorized | February 28, 2012

The Missouri Review’s TextBOX Presents:

The Art of Omission Contest!


Using only the words in the excerpt from Reesha Grushka’s essay “Arieh,” available on textBOX at http://www.missourireview.com/anthology/contest, write a short short story or a poem. Please feel free to rearrange and repeat the words at your pleasure, but NO OUTSIDE WORDS ARE ALLOWED.

Each entry must be 50 words or fewer.

Enter as many times as you like.

Two ways to enter:

1. Email your entry to: tmranthology@missouri.edu. Please put “contest” in the subject line and paste your entry text in the body of the e-mail.


2. Drop off your entry in person at The Missouri Review’s table at AWP.

Contest Deadline: Midnight on Friday, March 9th, 2012.

The winning entrant will receive a free entry in the 2013 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize contest in the genre of his or her choice (a $20 value!) and a free one-year subscription to The Missouri Review (a $24 value!). Four additional finalists will receive a one-year subscription. The winning entry and possibly some finalists will appear on The Missouri Review’s Tumblr page and blog (invaluable!).

You should enter!