Monday, February 6, 2012

Audio News

Make your voice heard, literally:

Announcing The Missouri Review's 5th annual Audio Competition: new and improved!

No set entry fee! That's right; this year, in order to grow our contest, we've decided to make entry fees (normally $20) available as pay-by-donation. A donation in any amount buys entry to the contest PLUS a one-year digital subscription to The Missouri Review.

We're awarding three prizes of $1,000: one to the first-place winner in each category (poetry, prose, and audio documentary). All winners will be featured on the recently redesigned Missouri Review website. Plus, winning entries will be published through iTunes as part of TMR's podcast series. Runners up will also receive cash prizes and have their work featured.

This year, for your convenience, we're accepting entries by mail and by email, and payments can be made by mail or online.

Finally, we're happy to announce that Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival will be serving as this year's guest judge.

For more information, or to submit an entry, please visit our website:


Speaking of audio, “The Lady of the House,” an excerpt from my novel-in-progress, is still featured on The Drum Literary Magazine, an audio journal.  Soon it will move behind the paywall, so here’s your chance to listen for free.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.