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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.
0576 Rackham Bldg.
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 764-9265
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.
52:3, Summer 2013 - MQR goes back to school! Read a cluster of poems, stories, and essays that talk about life in the classroom and the world of academe—work by Rebecca Makkai, Kelsey Ronan, Cindy Clem, Stephen Burt, Douglas Trevor, and Eileen Pollack plus… Poetry by Karen An-hwei Lee and Li Qingzhao; Fiction by Matthew Baker, Colin Fleming, and David Lynn; The Hopwood Lecture by Gary Snyder; Poetry review by Laurence Goldstein.
52.2, Spring 2013 - The Translation Issue: Within and
Beyond the Metropole
Beth Aviv on what is lost in translation, Wendy Call on working with Irma Pineda to translate her work from Spanish and Zapotec, and Juan Cole on rescuing Omar Khayyam from the Victorians are just some of the writers discussing the work of translation. Works in the original (translator in parentheses): Gendun Chopel (Donald S. Lopez, Jr.), Euripides (Anne Carson), Ghalib (M. Shahid Alam), Odi Gonzales (Lynn Levin), Anna Herman (Adriana X. Jacobs), Omar Khayyam (Juan Cole), Irma Pineda (Wendy Call ), Patricio Pron (Kathleen Heil), Jorge Semprun (Sara Kippur), Sohrab Sepehri (Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati). Plus fiction by Charles Baxter and Tom Earles.
We begin 2013 (52.1, Winter 2013) with our first redesign in decades. Take a look, and read Ann Fabian on the sad life of pioneering herpetologist Mary Cynthia Dickerson and Zhanna Vaynberg on growing up between cultures, along with fiction by Cody Peace Adams, Kim Adrian, Morris Collins, Jen Fawkes, Stephanie Friedman, and William Kelly Woolfitt; a review of Witold Gombrowicz by Piotr Florczak; and poetry by Marianne Boruch. From the Desert Wars,” is a special section of startling and deeply felt poetry written by American soldiers fresh from Iraq and Afghanistan,“trying to make sense of things,” including work by Benjamin Busch, Clint Garner, Bruce Lack, Hugh Martin, and Patrick Whalen.
last updated 10/31/2013