The editors of Mississippi Review are pleased to announce the winners and finalists for the 2019 Mississippi Review Prize. Along with the winners in all three genres, the finalists will also be published in our Summer Prize Issue.

MR Fiction Winner, selected by Olivia Clare
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow: “The Prisoner”

Fiction Finalists:
Victoria Campbell: “Sorry We’re Dead”
Stephanie Cotsirilos: “Little Buzzcut”
Beth Uznis Johnson: “Growing Up”
Maegan Poland: “Milking”
Molly Reid: “Heilige Schauer”
Benjamin Russack: “Tree Snake”
Dessa Wander: “The Last Shot”

MR Poetry Winner, selected by Angela Ball:
Jehanne Dubrow: “A Human Scale”

Poetry Finalists:
Mirande Bissell: “About the Screenplay”
Joshua Burton: “Fracture Anthology”
Marianne Chan: “The Lives of Saints”
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach: “Keloid Scar”
Jenn Givhan: “Crumbs”
L.A. Johnson: “Swimming Pools”
Owen McLeod: “Eagle Beach”
Joy Priest: “Horsepower”
Jesús I. Valles: “File Form N-400 – Start Here:”
Mark Wagenaar: “April Impromptu (Small Time Paradiso)”
Jim Whiteside: “Do Not”

MR Nonfiction Winner, selected by Joshua Bernstein
Mary O. Parker: “Cache & Consequence”

Nonfiction Finalist:
Kay Sather: “Spadefoot”

Our reading period for the 2020 Mississippi Review Prize Issue will open on August 15, 2019.






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