Interviews

Spotlight on Teresa Dederer, Fiction Editor

Mid-American Review welcomes our new Fiction Editor, Teri Dederer, to the staff! Teri grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a second-year graduate student pursuing an M.F.A. in fiction from Bowling Green State University, where she takes long walks alongside...

An Interview with writer Sam Martone

In this interview, Former fiction editor Lydia Munnell chats with Sam Martone. Martone’s fiction story “Night Watch at the House of Death” appears in Volume XXXVI, issue 1. I’m interested in the way ideas happen for writers—do stories start with an image or a character or a situation or are they fully formed for you?...

Outwitting the Abused Writer’s Brain: MAR Speaks to Tessa Mellas

Today on the MAR blog, we’re bringing some words of wisdom (and more than a few words about cats and worms) from author and BGSU MFA alumna Tessa Mellas. Tessa won the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction Award judged by Julie Orringer, and her debut story collection, Lungs Full of Noise, was published by the University of Iowa Press. She holds a...

Interview with MAR Editor-in-Chief Abigail Cloud

Abigail Cloud is Editor-in-Chief of Mid-American Review. A native of Bath, Michigan, she holds a BA in English from Michigan State University and an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Bowling Green State University. Her debut poet collection, Sylph, won the 2013 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize and was published by Louisiana State University Press in April....