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The editors of Mississippi Review are pleased to announce the winners and finalists for the 2022 Prize. Along with the winners in all three genres, some of the finalists below will be published in our Summer Prize Issue. Adam Clay, Editor of Mississippi Review, was this year's judge in poetry and nonfiction. Joshua Bernstein selected the winner in fiction.


MR Fiction Winner
Joshua Shapiro - “Smart Home”


MR Poetry Winner:
L.A. Johnson - “Irradiance”


MR Nonfiction Winner
Alison Powell - “The Ordinary”


MR Fiction Finalists:
Isabelle Burden - “Fruiting Bodies”
Sophia Mitrokostas - “The Archivist”
Christopher Mohar - “Chaos Theory”
Sam Rust - “How to Kill a Man”
Danie Shokoohi - “When There Were Witches”

MR Poetry Finalists:
Alex Chertok - “Alzheimer’s IV”
Lea Graham - “In a Polish Dream”
Jay Julio Laureta - “Self-Portrait with Stimulus
       Check I Never Got”
Viola Lee - “Rice Cooker”
Brookes Moody - “Riven Rock”
Miguel Perez - “Good Water”
Rachel Stock - “Angie”
L.J. Sysko - “Landscape With Wisteria”
Avia Tadmor - “In Gratitude”
Heather Treseler - “Purpura”
G.C. Waldrep - “On Entelechy (Montacute House)”
Sam Witt - “Sixteenth Law of Entanglement”

MR Nonfiction Finalist:
Gale Marie Thompson - “The Book of Moths”

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All entrants will receive a copy of the Prize Issue, which will be published in June 2022. We are grateful to everyone who submitted the work for this year's contest. The 2023 contest will open for submissions on August 15, 2022.


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