Writers: the Missouri Review‘s Editor Prize has been extended another week. $5,000 prizes for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Pretty generous awards, considering the $20 entrance fee includes a year-long subscription to the magazine. The Literary Man has submitted several stories / poems to The Missouri Review over the years, and, though every single one of them has of course been rejected, the editors at the magazine frequently write editorial comments, words of encouragement, and other little nuggets of proof that actual humans are rejecting the stories, as opposed to Brobots or slush pile monkeys.

In honor of this venerable literary review, here is a massive Missouri state flag:

The "Show Me My Fiction in Your Magazine" state