Mississippi Review

The 2019 MR Prize

Submissions to our annual contest can be made online through the easy to use SUBMITTABLE site. The contest opens August 15th.


The contest awards prizes of $1,000 in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Winners and finalists will make up next summer's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. The contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi.


Prose entries should be 1,000-8,000 words and poetry entries should be 3-5 poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Please be sure all identifying information is redacted from the entries.


Paper entry fee is $15 per entry, payable by check or money order to "Mississippi Review". Online submission entry fee is $16, payable through SUBMITTABLE.


Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue. No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. The contest opens August 15th and the deadline is January 1, 2019. Winners will be announced in early March, and publication is scheduled for June of 2019.


Entries should have "MR Prize," author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.


Send paper entries to:


Mississippi Review Prize 2018

118 College Drive #5144

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001




Enter online at SUBMITTABLE.


These are the complete guidelines. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at msreview@usm.edu or call at 601.266.4321.











Cody Smith, poetry

Andrew Bales, fiction

Elizabeth Logan Harris, nonfiction


Bess Cooley, poetry

Sarah Hulyk Maxwell, fiction


Hannah Craig, poetry

Courtney Sender, fiction



Mississippi Review

118 College Drive #5144

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001