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Nexting The Missouri

Alexandra Teague is the first poet in the Spring Issue of the Missouri Review. In her poem, “Letters To Phryne, From the Sip ‘N Dip Mermaid Bar, Great Falls, Montana” she contemplates a courtesan in ancient Greece who sought pity from a judicial court by baring her breasts. 610 more words

Mainstream Poetry

Publication in The Missouri Review Online

Today my poem “If There is Anything” was released as the poem of the week in the Missouri Review Online!

Bruce Bond - Losses of the Human Spirit

Bruce Bond is both a poet and a musician, and co-editor of American Literary Review.

These five poems, excerpted below, appear in The Missouri Review… 233 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

Lawrence Raab & Scenarios Against the System

The poet Lawrence Raab lives in Williamstown, the northwesternmost municipality in Massachusetts, and since 1976 has taught at Williams College, a private liberal arts college, founded in 1793, and consistently ranked as one of the best colleges of its kind in the United States. 393 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

The Missouri Review

This fall, I submitted a short story to the Missouri Review’s Editor’s Prize. I didn’t win. But, luckily, the contest submission also came with a year-long subscription to the literary journal (the fee for the contest was $20). 832 more words

Molly Montgomery

Read and Write: Grist, the Puritan, Missouri Review, and the New Yorker

I peeked at my wonderful Duotrope listings to see what golden opportunities await after taking a pause submitting to contests and deadlines. There are two in particular that I want to apply to, but there are always contests I share and highlight if you… 315 more words


Everything Must Converge by Robert McBrearty

I wish I could say, “I wanted to write a story about…” But I seldom think that way. I usually find myself writing something and maybe eventually along the way thinking something like: “Hm, I seem to be writing a story about…” And then after a while, maybe I start to wonder if anyone might be interested in reading this story about… And then, if I think some poor bastard somewhere might be hard enough up to be interested in reading this story about something, I start thinking maybe I should finish this story about something. 319 more words

North American Review