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.

Latest News

  • Issue 34.2 has arrived! Subscribers can look forward to receiving their issue in the next couple of weeks. Look forward to work by Mary Ann Samyn, Jude Nutter, Gabriel Houck, Laura Madeline Wiseman, and Carmen Vascones!

  • 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.

  • New Website Coming Soon! Our new address will be casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview, and the blog will be casit.bgsu.edu/marblog.

  • 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.

  • Subscriptions and back issues of MAR can be ordered online.