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.
MAR gratefully announces that we received a Project Support grant from the Ohio Arts Council, which will help fund MAR with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. As a literary journal published in Ohio that provides a learning experience for Ohio university students, we are pleased to contribute to this state's flourishing arts culture.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award and James Wright Poetry Award. Send us your best work! Judges are Ben Grossberg, author of Sweet Core Orchard, and Lance Olsen, author of Calendar of Regrets.
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The editors of Mid-American Review would like to congratulate the winner of the 2013 Fineline competition:Jennifer S. Cheng, "from Letters to Mao"
You can read this piece and our editors' choices in issue 34.1, due out in November 2013.