Published twice a year, The Maine Review features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by both established and emerging writers. We look for work that cuts across artificial boundaries, that challenges expectations and demands thoughtful attention. While we are not promoting a single aesthetic, we look for work that asks its readers to imagine in new ways and that rewards their efforts. We are committed to including work by Maine writers in each issue, alongside great writing from across the country and around the world.
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Primary editor/Contact person
Robert T. Kelley
We publish poetry, short fiction and non-fiction from established and emerging writers.
The Maine Review publishes twice yearly and have two reading periods in spring and fall, including our Annual Poetry Contest in the spring, and our Annual Prose Contest in the fall. All submissions must be done via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by mail or by email. Submissions by an author's agent must be made via the author's Submittable account. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please tell us if it is a simultaneous submission, and notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work. This includes work that has appeared in blogs, online, and in any print media.