Moon City Press is an independent press, housed within Missouri State University's English Department, that 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, our annual literary anthology, Moon City Review, accepts submissions of fiction, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, translations, and book reviews.

Book authors may use this submission system to enter one of the competitions. Feel free to examine our current booklist on our site at http://moon-city-press.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, JoelColtharp@MissouriState.edu.



This category is for Moon City Review. Authors may submit up to three pieces of flash fiction at a time, and each piece should be no more than 1,000 words. Please submit all pieces in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of its acceptance elsewhere. Please address any correspondence to Editor Michael Czyzniejewski at MCzyzniejewski@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.


Moon City Review  will be looking for reviews of for its 2022 issue. 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 1,000 words, with a little leeway on either side of that. Since the 2022 issue will appear in 2022, we're looking to run reviews of books released 2021 or later—this includes books forthcoming after our publication date.

If you have a review that fits this description, please submit. If you have questions or are looking for a review assignment, contact Editor Mike Czyzniejewski at MCzyzniejewski@MissouriState.edu. 

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