• Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award winner, Chris Morgan, and James Wright Poetry Award winner, Mark Wagenaar! See these works in issue 39.2, now available.
  • The 2019 Fineline Competition entries are now being judged. Our competitions are on rolling deadlines–any work received after the deadline will be held for the following year.
  • We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Winter Wheat Fest will take place 31 Oct-2 Nov. We are open for workshop proposals. Previous participants: Look out for opportunities to provide feedback and ideas.
  • A note on poetry submissions: We are presently backlogged. Our staff is reading over a four-month stretch of submissions at any given time. Our apologies for the long wait. Please be aware that our submissions manager does not have an “in progress” function, thus your submission will say “received” until we have replied.

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 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.