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, translations, and book reviews. We are now accepting and reading submissions for the 2018 edition.

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.

Ends on May 1, 2018$25.00
$25.00

The 2018 Moon City Poetry Award

• The Moon City Poetry Award is for an original collection of poems written in English by a single author.

• Individual poems in the collection may be published in periodicals or may have appeared in a chapbook, but poems should not be previously published in full-length manuscript form.

• Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press, its editors, or its judges, past or present. Students, faculty, alumni, and staff of Missouri State University, past or present, are ineligible.

• Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages long.

• Manuscripts should be submitted here, via Submittable, https://mooncitypress.submittable.com/submit

• A $25 entry fee is due via Submittable at the time of submission; entry fees are nonrefundable.

• Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though manuscripts should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.

• Deadline: May 1, 2018. Winners will be notified fall 2018 and the winner will be published in 2019.

• First prize: $1000, publication by Moon City Press (including international distribution through the University of Arkansas Press), and a standard royalty contract. Ten additional finalists will be named and considered for publication.

• For questions, please contact Series Editor Lanette Cadle at lanette.cadle@gmail.com.


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, Joel114@live.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.


This category is for Moon City Review 2015. We want reviews of contemporary fiction, nonfiction, or poetry books that will be released between now and the publication of the 2015 edition early in 2015. Potential reviewers should use the text box to send a query.

The Missouri Author Series is a book series dedicated to authors residing in Missouri or writing about Missouri in the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. If you wish to nominate an author or self-nominate, use this category.  Since the 2015 publication in the series was fiction, we are more inclined to consider nonfiction or poetry this time. No full manuscript submissions (first 20-30 pages only). Original work only–no previously published or self-published books. Authors associated with Moon City Press are not eligible.

Moon City Press is not accepting non-fiction book proposals at this time.