A prize of $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy, a literary journal published by Southeast Missouri State University Press, is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Mighty River Short Story Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Susan Swartwout, Publisher.