The people of Mid-American Review seek to publish works of fine literary art from a diverse body of artists. We are on the lookout for work that has the power to move and astonish us while displaying the highest level of craft.
We dedicate ourselves to encouraging, nurturing, teaching, and learning from the writers we meet through careful consideration of their work and meaningful dialogue. The writers in each issue shall include both well established poets and authors and brand new voices.
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Our goal is to put the best contemporary work in front of the largest audience, including both new and established writers.
Steve Almond, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth
Send previously unpublished work and a cover letter, 1-6 poems or 6,000 words of prose online or by post. We read work year-round. MAR contracts for first rights/North American Serial Rights. (See website for details)
Simultaneous submissions accepted
1 - 5 months
James Wright Poetry Award, Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award, Fineline Competition for Short Shorts/Prose Poems (See website for details)
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