Mid-American Review staffers have returned to regular work within MAR offices, and are working on distribution and submissions backlog. Thank you so much for your patience while we have dealt with pandemic conditions.

  • Volume 41, a double issue, is with our printer. Due to printing and supply delays, we are expecting the issue at the end of August or early September. Address updates may be sent to us at mar@bgsu.edu. We will return to a regular print schedule in 2022-2023.
  • We congratulate the winners of our contests! Bethany Kaylor won the 2019-2020 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award with “Ghost World.” Sarah Burke won the 2019-2020 James Wright Poetry Award with “Open Letter to Frida Kahlo.”  Rachel Morgan won the 2020 Fineline Competition with “They Go on Living.”
  • We have temporarily closed submissions for poetry while we address our extensive backlog. 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. Fiction and creative nonfiction are open.

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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