Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mississippi Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Current or former University of Southern Mississippi students are ineligible. Angela Ball will judge in poetry and Steven Barthelme will judge in fiction. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a short story of 1,000 to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($16 for online submissions), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by January 1, 2017. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prize, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. (601) 266-4321. Steven Barthelme, Editor in Chief.