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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[at]umich[dot]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:

53:1, Winter 2014 features Pearl Abraham on forgiveness, Amy Bernhart on what one learns from history, Michael Chaney on the work of the slave potter known as Dave, Martha Jones on history, family memory, and race consciousness, Jeffrey Meyer on Lee Miller and Martha Gellhorn, James Morrison on Edmund White, Susan Resnick on her work chronicling a 1943 mining disaster, Natania Rosenfeld on shame. Fiction by Gabriel Brownstein, James Brubaker, Rachel May. Poetry by Stephen Cramer, John Hart, Shara Lessley, Travis Mossotti, Mary Peelen, Stephanie Pippin, and more...

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.

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.


last updated 04/15/2014