Young Voices of Missouri

The Young Voices of Missouri project encourages the work of young writers (grades 9 through 12) in Missouri, and gives them an opportunity, at an early age, to have work published and circulated to an audience beyond their own school.  All works submitted will be reviewed by a screening panel and the editors of Chariton Review; all students who submit work will receive written feedback on their work.  From the items submitted, the editors select works for publication in Young Voices of Missouri, which will be published as a special issue of Chariton Review, a literary journal published by Truman State University Press.

After works are selected, Press staff will follow standard processes for publishing a journal: contacting authors to secure written permission and get electronic files, laying out and proofreading files, submitting proofs to authors for review and approval, and printing.  Contacts with student authors will be made through their teachers unless we are directed otherwise.

Each participating high school will receive a copy of the journal for the school library and one for each submitting teacher.  Each student who has work published in the journal will also receive a copy. Additional copies will be available for purchase at a nominal price.

Young Voices of Missouri Project
Truman State University Press
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO  63501