Ends on October 1, 2018

$15.00 USD

Deadline: October 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $15 (Through Submittable. If you're unable to pay through Submittable, please email us at upress@semo.edu to make alternate arrangements). 
Award: $500 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will be read and judged anonymously.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must not be previously published.
  • Submit a maximum of 500 words, double-spaced. In the "Cover Letter" field on the submission, please include the following :
    • Contest title
    • Manuscript title
    • Author name
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Email (if available)
    • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify entry.