We are now open for all genres! While we are still working on our backlog in poetry, we are open for new poetry submissions, as well as fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, and translations. Visit our submissions manager to submit! We do not accept submissions via email, only through our manager.

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 Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Rita Dove, Maggie Smith, Carl Dennis, Yusuf Komunyakaa, Stephen Dunn, Cate Marvin, Michael Martone, David Kirby, and Camille Dungy have appeared in MAR. But MAR is also dedicated to introducing non-English speaking voices to our audience through our translation chapbook series, featuring writers such as Salgado Maranhão, Wisława Szymborska, and Circe Maia, and translators such as Jesse Lee Kercheval and Alexis Levitin.

Works that first appeared in MAR have been reprinted in The Best American PoetryThe Best American Short StoriesThe Best American Nonrequired ReadingThe Best American EssaysPushcart: Best of the Small PressesPrize Stories: The O. Henry AwardsNew Stories from the SouthPoetry 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.

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