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The editors of Mississippi Review are pleased to announce the winners and finalists for the 2021 Prize. Along with the winners in all three genres, the finalists below will be published in our Summer Prize Issue. Adam Clay, Editor of Mississippi Review, was this year's judge in all three categories.


MR Fiction Winner
Fei Sun - “Shadow”


MR Poetry Winner:
Marissa Davis - “Proclamations”


MR Nonfiction Winner
Anna Leahy - "Ordinary Pandemonium: A Story of Noise”


MR Fiction Finalists:
Sarah Kosch - “Secreting”
Sruthi Narayanan - “Kabaddi”
Elizabeth Niarchos Neukirch - “Untitled Sculptural
      Disturbance”
David Nikityn - “The Rat Jar”

MR Poetry Finalists:
Stacey Balkun - “Benediction”
Clare Banks – “Lying"
Bruce Bond - “Canoe of Stars”
Shonda Buchanan - “Interview about the South and Me (for
      Nina Simone)”
Alisha Dietzman - “Stern (Marlene Dumas)”
Ian Hall - “Aesthete”
Summer J. Hart - “Auspice 24”
Kelly Hoffer - “Gladiolus Stem”
Catherine Kyle - "Fairy Tale with an AR-15"
Anthony Thomas Lombardi - “love sonnet for the diplomat in
      my heart”
Brittany Rogers - “Money”
Pablo Pinero Stillmann - “Tragic Lesson”

MR Nonfiction Finalist:
Erica Stern - “The Soft Parts”

All entrants will receive a copy of the Prize Issue, which will be published in June 2021. We are grateful to everyone who submitted the work for this year's contest. The 2022 contest will open for submissions on August 15, 2021.


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