Publisher’s Description: Mississippi Review features National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Critics Circle winners as well as hundreds of new writers, and has been widely represented in Pushcart, Best American, and other annuals. Ann Beattie characterized MR as “among the best small magazines being published,” and Raymond Carver said it was “one of the most remarkable and indispensable literary journals of our time.” Pulitzer Prize winning poet Charles Simic called MR “one of the best magazines in the country.”
Recent special issues: Prose Poetry (Robert Bly, James Tate, Dara Weir, etc.), New York School poets, Politics & Religion (Moyers, Chomsky, et al), current fiction (selected by Rick Moody), world poetry, Hamlet. We also do interviews, recently with Peter Taylor, Paul Auster, Mary Gaitskill, Ishmael Reed, Kathy Acker, Bret Easton Ellis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Robert Stone, Jamaica Kincaid, Eudora Welty, Rick Bass, and others. Each year we do an issue devoted to our annual MR Prize, featuring the winning writing of new and established authors.