Since appearing in 1978, The Missouri Review has had a history of being the first to publish award-winning authors. Each issue "contains approximately five new stories, three new poetry features, and two essays". TMR, published quarterly by the University of Missouri, is a paying and highly competitive literary market, receiving around 12,000 submissions a year.

Poetry Sought

"TMR publishes poetry features only—6 to 14 pages of poems by each of 3 to 5 poets per issue...Typically, successful submissions include 8-20 pages of unpublished poetry."

Quick Facts

  • Pays cash
  • Pays 3 copies
  • Simultaneous submissions OK
  • Highly competitive market
  • Reading fee charged

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More About The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review pays $40 per printed page and purchases first North American serial rights. Receives 12,000 submissions a year and "maintains an open submission policy."

Established 1978.

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