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Jabberwock Review is pleased to announce the publication of our  Summer 2015 issue (36.1).

Jabberwock Review Summer 2014

Congratulations to Jacqueline Doyle, whose essay "Who's Your Stepdaddy?" (Winter 2014, vol. 34.2)  has been selected as a "Notable Essay" in  Best American Essays 2015.

Congratulations to Toni Graham, one of the two winners of the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction. The title story of her collection, The Suicide Club, appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Jabberwock Review.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize for Fiction and Poetry.


Winner: Katherine Evans, "For Any Lawful Season"
Finalists: Ashley Cowger, "After the First Snow"; Raquel Fontanilla, "Summerfruit"


Winner: Kathryn Merwin, "Intracoastal, 1995"
Finalist: Alexa Doran, “Symphonie Fantastique”

Congratulations to our winners and finalists! Their work appears in our Summer 2015 issue.

Congratulations to our 2014 Pushcart Prize nominees!

Emily Rose Cole for her poem “Judy Garland Speaks of Her Early Career”  (Summer 2014)
K. T. Landon for her poem “Rise” (Summer 2014)
Adam Shafer for his story “Fugue” (Summer 2014)
Marjorie Stelmach for her poem “Why I Want to Remember My Dreams”  (Winter 2014)
Jeanne Wagner for her poem “Paco’s Fire” (Summer 2014)
Charles Harper Webb for his poem “When I Think of Happiness” (Winter 2014)

Jabberwock Review is a literary journal published semi-annually by students and faculty of Mississippi State University. The journal consists of art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from around the world. Funding is provided by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Shackouls Honors College, the Department of English, fundraisers, and subscriptions.

For further information about Jabberwock Review, contact

Becky Hagenston, Editor (email)
Hannah Rinehart, Associate Editor


English Department, Mississippi State University



CONTEST OPENS January 15, 2016

DEADLINE: March 15, 2016

  • One winner in fiction and one in poetry each receive $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review.
  • All finalists are considered for publication.
  • All entrants receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription beginning with the prize-winning issue.
  • Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length—though please keep in mind that our entire journal runs 90-100 pages. (Novel excerpts may be submitted if they are self-contained.)
  • Each poetry entry should consist of 1-3 poems. The winning entry may be for a single poem or group of poems.
  • Entry Fee: $15, which includes a one-year (two-issue) subscription to Jabberwock Review. (If you enter more than once, your subscription will be extended—or else note in the comments section where you would like your additional subscription sent as a gift.)


Online Submissions Manager:
Click Here. The site will walk you through uploading your manuscript.

Entries will be read anonymously (blindly). For that reason, do not include any identifying information on the manuscript. Entries with identifying information will be disqualified from the contest, but will still be considered for publication.

The website will prompt you to pay the entry fee through a secure online credit-card payment.

All manuscripts uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on March 15 will be considered.


• All manuscripts must be original and previously unpublished.
• Simultaneous submissions are welcome; if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it through the submissions manager.
• Current students or staff of Mississippi State University and previous winners of the prize are ineligible for the Editors’ Prize, though finalists are eligible.

Questions? Please drop us a line at jabberwockreview@english.msstate.edu.

We look forward to reading your work!

To subscribe to one year (two issues, $15.00) of Jabberwock Review, or to purchase a single issue($8.00), please CLICK HERE

or send a check made payable to Jabberwock Review to:

Jabberwock Review
Department of English
Mississippi State University
Drawer E
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Jabberwock Review publishes a Winter and a Summer issue each year.

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  • Submissions will be accepted only from August 15 to October 20 and January 15 to March 15.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • We do not accept emailed submissions. Please use our Submission Manager to submit work using Submittable.
  • Please submit no more than 1 story or essay or no more than 5 poems at a time.
  • Please double-space prose submissions.
  • Poems of multiple pages should indicate whether or not stanza breaks accompany page breaks.
  • Please do not send another submission until you have received a response on the first.
  • We will try to respond in 3 months. If you have not heard from us in 5 months, feel free to contact us about the status of your submission.
  • Rights revert to the author upon publication, but please acknowledge the Jabberwock Review in any future publications.
  • Jabberwock Review welcomes all forms and styles of writing, from traditional to experimental.
  • Please submit electronically using Submittable. Due to publication costs, we do charge a small $2.50 submission fee.
  • If you need to withdraw a submission, please do that using Submittable as well.

Jabberwock Review
Department of English
Drawer E
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762


****Beginning in 2014, we will not be accepting paper submissions.****

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