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The editors of Mississippi Review are pleased to announce the winners and finalists for the 2024 Mississippi Review Prize. Along with the winners in all three genres, the finalists below will be published in our Summer Prize Issue. Editor Adam Clay selected the winning submissions in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.


Fiction Winner: Adam Warren – “Literal Spit”

Nonfiction Winner: Jessie Kraemer – “Object Permanence”

Poetry Winner: Stacey Johnson – “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Sea”


Fiction Finalists:

Olivia Fantini – “Jellyfish”
Alice Hatcher – “The End of the Line”
Jillian Jackson – “Family Resemblance”
Bryan Price – “Memorybook”
Kathryn Shuff – “Single Use”


Nonfiction Finalist:

Marcus Spiegel – “Blood from a Cactus”


Poetry Finalists:

Stacey Balkun - "Lent in the Anthropocene"
Jacob Benavides – “A Long Life”
Marina Kraiskaya (Brown) – “Poem for James Schuyler”
Samuel Burt – “Daniel”
Chloe Cook - “Home for Spring Break and I Become Canine”
L.S. Klatt – “The Departed”
Rose McLarney – “good nature”
Sally O’Keeffe – “Exercise Bicycle at McLean with John Keats”
Cindy Juyoung Ok – “Our Ascriptions”
Dana Roeser — “Dishabille”
Ellen June Wright – “I’ll Never Forget the Man Who Stepped Onto the Lorraine Hotel’s Balcony”
Matthew Zhao – “Da Capo al Fine”


Adam Clay, Editor
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