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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.
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.
The fall 2012 issue features Tung-Hui Hu’s lyrical take on nineteenth-century life in a lighthouse off the coast of Wales, Craig McDaniel on color and perspective in Bonnard, Molly McQuade on Wim Wender’s tribute to Pina Bausch, Jeffrey Meyers on Thomas Mann in America. Plus, fiction by Mimi Herman, Sharona Muir, Dina Nayeri, Dalia Rosefeld, Charles Antin, Bipin Aurora, and Donald Yates; and poetry by Angie Estes, Patricia Clark, Chris Cunningham, Sarah Messer, Nance Van Winckel, and Mark Wunderlich.
The summer 2012 issue features Robert Marshall on the gap between the man and the myth of the 1970s’ phenomenon Carlos Castaneda; Allison Schuette on the moment a marriage actually breaks; Amy Lee Scott on coming to terms with her Korean middle name; Francine Prose’s Hopwood Lecture on character and language, ”Complimentary Toilet Paper;” with fiction by Rebecca Makkai, Aaron Hamburger, Jo Neace Krause, Lynn Pruett, Kodi Scheer; poetry by Samiya Bashir, Yasmine Dalena, Chris Dombrowski, Jessica Greenbaum, Cleopatra Mathis. Plus “An International Pavilion: A Selection of New Australian Poetry,” with poems by Robert Adamson, Elizabeth Campbell, Alison Croggon, Michael Farrell, Robert Gray, and more.
last updated 04/29/2012