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Mississippi Review, but hurry!

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message 1: by Pia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:38PM) (new)

Pia (piaze) | 4 comments Mod
Deadline's October 1st.

message 2: by Kathy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:38PM) (new)

Kathy (kathyfish) | 5 comments Thanks, Pia. And thanks for starting this group. It's a great idea!

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks Pia!

I have a quick question: You know, I'm a bit reluctant to submit to the Mississippi Review, because someone told me they only consider writers from the US, is this true? Or might this have been true for the recent "New Fiction" issue?
I live in the US, but I'm afraid it's obvious I'm not a native speaker.

I wouldn't take issue with their policy, I just want to avoid wasting time & postage...

message 4: by Carrie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:39PM) (new)

Carrie | 1 comments It is *NOT* true that the Mississippi Review only considers writers from the US.

See the guidelines:

"Contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi."

As long as you're writing fiction or poetry in English, you can submit from anywhere and be from anywhere.

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks, Carrie! That's good to know.

I didn't find a passage saying "US authors only" anywhere in their sub guidelines (contest or general), but the person told me with some confidence they'd seen it "somewhere else"...?

Maybe a misunderstanding. Thanks for clearing that up! :-)

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