The Missouri Review invites submissions year-round in Fiction, Poetry, & Nonfiction.
The editors invite submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction of general interest (no literary criticism). Please clearly mark the outer envelope as fiction, poetry or essay. Do not mix genres in the same submission. Authors are paid per printed page.
All prose manuscripts should be double-spaced.
Previously unpublished material only. Manuscripts submitted without a stamped, self-addressed envelope will be recycled without response. (Mention in your cover letter if you want your manuscript returned—remember to include sufficient postage on your SASE as well.) Include your e-mail address to receive announcements from the Missouri Review.
Standard response time is from 10-12 weeks. Manuscripts are read year round. Sample copies are available for $15.
Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify us if accepted elsewhere.
You can submit online through our Submission Manager.