A prize of $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy, a literary journal published by Southeast Missouri State University Press, is given for a short story. The annual award will be discontinued after this year. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Mighty River Short Story Prize, One University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. James Brubaker, Publisher.