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

  • We are looking forward to some major events! You can find MAR at The Toledo Public Library and the Columbus State Community College Writers Conference in April. Editor-in-chief Abigail Cloud will also be taking part in a publishing panel with Ninth Letter editor Jodee Stanley, at Butler University on April 16.

  • We'd like to congratulate our My Little Pony AWP contest winners! Kara Krewer, Debbra Palmer, Winona Leon, and Marci Johnson. Each received a year's subscription to Mid-American Review.

  • 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.

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