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Michigan Quarterly Review

About Michigan Quarterly Review: Publishes a wide range of essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews for a sophisticated readership.

Contact Information:

0576 Rackham Bldg.

915 E. Washington St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

Phone: (734) 764-9265

Email: mqr@umich.edu

Web: www.michiganquarterlyreview.com

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 4-6 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: no ISSN: 0026-2420 Founded: 1962 Issues per year: 4 Average pages: 200 Sample copy (postpaid): $4 for back issue Cover Price: $7; $9 special issue Subscription: $25

Publisher’s Description: Michigan Quarterly Review attempts to combine the best qualities of a literary journal with the intellectual rigor of an academic or scholarly journal. Investigative and speculative essays mingle with imaginative writing from the likes of Philip Levine, (the late) Arthur Miller, and Joyce Carol Oates—our contributing editors—and new writers whose reputations lie before them. Recent special issues include "China," "The Documentary Imagination," "Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame," and the "Secret Spaces of Childhood."

Writing from MQR is regularly reprinted in prize anthologies and textbooks. Recent topics include Orson Welles's correspondence on Macbeth and The Magnificent Ambersons, August Wilson, Holocaust poetry, Martin Luther King and "My Country Tis of Thee," cinephilia, 9/11, art vandalism, Samuel Beckett, dictionaries, good and bad medicine. We publish poetry and fiction that engage in such topics as well as the perennial subjects of self, family, sexuality. The editor insists on "answerable style"—that is, language that is equal in gravity, complexity, clarity, and wit to the subjects it explores.

Recent issues:

Michigan Quarterly Review 53:2, Spring 2014 - Linda Frazee Baker discovers Dwarka, Chris Kempf goes on the worst first date of his OkCupid career, Rav Grewal-Kök experiences a moment of truth in Vang Vieng, Michael Kobre wonders what’s happened to all the superheroes, Asraf Rushdy muses about writing a trilogy on lynching. Fiction by Nan Byrne, S. P. Donohue, Janis Hubschman, Courtney Sender, Brian Short, Ruvanee Vilhauer. Poetry by Susan Hutton, Jacques Rancourt, Corrina Schroeder, G. C. Waldrep.

53:1, Winter 2014 features Pearl Abraham on family, Yom Kippur, and the rites of forgiveness; Martha S. Jones on family, race, and identity; Michael A. Chaney on the slave craftsman Dave the Potter; Susan Kushner Resnick on the lingering emanations of a 1943 coal mine disaster; Amy Bernhard on her mother and the Amish; Natania Rosenfeld on shame, James Morrison on Edmund White. Fiction by Gabriel Brownstein, James Brubaker, Margaret Eaton, Brady Hammes, Rachel May. Poetry by Stephen Cramer, John Hart, Shara Lessley, Travis Mossotti, Mary Peelen, Stephanie Pippin, Martha Serpas, Ruth Williams.

Michigan Quarterly Review 52:4, Fall 2013 - Natalie Bakopoulos on what makes one Greek, Bob Brunk on setting a Samuel Beckett poem to music, Ilan Stavans on Andrés Serrano’s Piss Christ, Eric Torgersen on the Rilke of spiritual seekers. Fiction by George Choundas, Amber Burke, D. Seth Horton, Jill Logan, Jennifer Moses, Tony Tulathimutte. Poetry by Anne Barngrover, Karen Kevorkian, Campbell McGrath, Rachel Richardson.

 

last updated 05/22/2014