Moon City Press is a regional non-profit press that publishes stories, scholarship, and histories from the Ozarks, and also sponsors the Moon City Poetry Award and the Moon City Short Fiction Award, annual competitions for poetry and short story collections open to all writers. In addition, Moon City Press has launched the Missouri Author Series, given annually to a book of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, written by a Missouri-born or Missouri-based author.

Our annual literary anthology, Moon City Review, accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, translations, and book reviews.

Book authors may use this submission system to submit a prospectus or enter one of the competitions. Feel free to examine our current booklist on our site at http://moon-city-press.com.

  

Attention, Missouri Poets!

If you feel as though that salutation applies to you, it probably does: You write poetry, and you feel a strong connection to the Show-Me State. Maybe you live in Missouri, or once did. Maybe you were born here or educated here. If you’ve ever had a Missouri address, we consider you one of us.

Here’s what’s up: We’re putting together an anthology of Missouri poets for our state’s bicentennial, which is 2021. The book will be out early next year, and it will feature work by diverse Show-Me writers. We’re after strong voices and excellent poems that feature finely honed craft. We are hoping for a mix of established and emerging talents.

Submissions may be made by writers at any point in their career, and they may be in any style. We are particularly interested in (but by no means limiting ourselves to) Missouri place-based poetry, whether that place is the Ozark wilderness, a rural town, or the urban landscape.

The nuts and bolts:

· Send up to five poems in your first batch, and after our response, please feel free to submit five new ones. Please put them all in the same document.

· The work must be something you would identify as poetry, regardless of style or form.

· The work must be original.

· We are happy to consider reprints, but you must identify the original publisher at the submission stage.

· Please identify your connection to Missouri in your cover letter, and also add a bio that may be used as a contributor’s note. You’ll have a chance to update this before publication.

· Deadline: October 1, 2020.

With questions, please write to Missouri Poet Laureate Karen Craigo at karen.craigo@gmail.com.

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This category is for Moon City Review. Authors are limited to one story (up to 8,000 words) or three shorts per submission. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere. Please address any correspondence to Fiction Editor Joel Coltharp, JoelColtharp@MissouriState.edu.



This category is for Moon City Review. Authors are limited to six poems total per submission period. Please submit the file as .doc or .docx. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere. Please address any correspondence to Poetry Editor Sara Burge, saraburge@missouristate.edu.


This category is for Moon City Review. Authors are limited to one essay (up to 8,000 words) or three shorts per submission. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere.


Moon City Review welcomes submissions of short-form, literary graphic narrative (fiction, nonfiction, poetry). Please keep submissions to eight pages maximum.
 
Black-and-white submissions only.

Submit in .jpg, .tiff, or .pdf format.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere. Please address any correspondence to Graphic Narrative Editor Jennifer Murvin, jmurvin@missouristate.edu.

This category is for Moon City Review. Translators should submit works from contemporary authors and should be ready to submit both the translation and the original piece, as well as proof of permission to translate. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere.


Starting in Fall 2019, Moon City Review will regularly publish reviews at its website, mooncityreview.com. We will favor reviews of contemporary books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, particularly from small/independent/university presses; we are also looking for reviews of books recently translated into English. We are aiming for reviews of approximately 2,000 words but will go higher or lower if the review warrants the length. 

If you have a review that fits this description, please submit. If you have questions or are looking for a review assignment, contact Reviews Editor Katelyn Grisham at katelyn094@live.missouristate.edu. 

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