Mid-American Review is an international literary journal dedicated to our mission of publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translations.
MAR is proud of its tradition of featuring the work of both new and established artists. Writers such as Carl Dennis, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Linda Gregg, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Mary Oliver, Richard Russo, William Stafford, James Tate, Melanie Rae Thon, David Foster Wallace, and C.K. Williams have all appeared in MAR. But MAR is also dedicated to introducing non-English speaking voices to our audience through our translation chapbook series.
Works that first appeared in MAR have been reprinted in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Essays, Pushcart: Best of the Small Presses, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, New Stories from the South, Poetry Daily, and Harper's Magazine.
MAR is published at Bowling Green State University through the cooperation of the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Headed to AWP 2014? So are we! Not only can you find us at table V3 at the bookfair, but we are also part of the Monster Mags of the Midwest event, with Cincinnati Review and Ninth Letter at The Unicorn, Thursday night, 6:30-8:30 pm. We also have a magical contest! The magical details: Write a poem or flash fiction piece (under 500 words) about the glories of My Little Pony. Take that theme as you wish and have fun with it. Next, stop by Booth V3 at the AWP 2014 bookfair by Friday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. to submit your My Little Pony literary masterpiece. Legible handwritten entries will be accepted; electronic entries can be sent to email@example.com with "My Little Pony Writing Contest" as the subject line. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address somewhere on your entry.
The glittery prize: Winners will be selected at the MAR booth in the AWP bookfair at 5 p.m. Friday and will receive a free, one-year subscription to Mid-American Review. All entries may be considered for publication on MAR’s new blog.
Let the magic begin.
We congratulate the winners of our 2013-2014 Sherwood Anderson Fiction and James Wright Poetry Awards! Gabriel Houck took first prize in the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Competition for his story "Hero's Theater." Jude Nutter took first prize in the James Wright Poetry Award Competition for her poem "The Shipping Forecast." These pieces plus several of our finalists can be found in issue 34.2 of Mid-American Review, due out in April/May!
We are currently accepting submissions for the Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts, and Everything in Between. Send us your best work! Our judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of Daddy's and Don't Kiss Me.
MAR gratefully announces that we received a Project Support grant from the Ohio Arts Council, which will help fund MAR with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. As a literary journal published in Ohio that provides a learning experience for Ohio university students, we are pleased to contribute to this state's flourishing arts culture.
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