Michael NyeWeblog: www.missourireview.com
The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry and essays. New, emerging, and mid-career writers whose work has been published in The Missouri Review have been anthologized over 100 times in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Anthology, and The Pushcart Prize. Writers whose work first appeared in The Missouri Review continue to win major prizes, including the National Book Award, the Yale Younger Poets Award, MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, we publish special features and interviews with a diverse body of writers. The “Found Text” series features previously unpublished work by literary giants of the past, including Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Charlotte Bronte, Jack Kerouac, and Marianne Moore. The Missouri Review sponsors a number of public events, including the annual William Peden Prize in Fiction reading, The Missouri Review’s annual Murry’s Dinner, and the annual Jeffrey E. Smith Prize readings, and are widely publicized in print, radio, and online media. Recently, The Missouri Review launched an annual audio competition, featuring original recordings of an author reading his or her work, which garnered over 200 submissions from around the world.