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.
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The 2013 Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts and Anything In Between deadline is extended to June 15. You can find out more information here.
Back issues of MAR can now be ordered online.
The editors of Mid-American Review would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012-2013 literary competitions:
The Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize
Woody Skinner, "Things in Slow Motion"
The James Wright Poetry Award
Mark Wagenaar, "The Body Distances (Still Life with Everything in the World)"
You can read these pieces in the upcoming Spring 2013 issue, v. 33.2.