Mississippi Review :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Mississippi Review: Mississippi Review features National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Critics Circle winners as well as hundreds of new writers.
118 College Drive #5144
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: (601) 266-4321
ISSN: 0047-7559 Founded: 1971 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ubiquity Average pages: 224 Copy Price: $12.50 Subscription (Ind): $15/yr Subscription (Inst): $32/yr
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.
The summer 2013 (41.1&2) issue features the winners and finalists of the annual Mississippi Review Prize. This year’s fiction winner is David Armstrong for his story “Straw Man,” and the poetry winner is Caitlin Cowan for “Half Past.” The issue also includes wonderful work by Emmy Duffy-Comparone, Tori Malcongio, Audrey Walls, Lauren Moseley, Charles Atkinson, Elisabeth Murawski, Geffrey Davis, and many more.
The first issue under new editor-in-chief Andrew Milward, MR 40.3 features fiction and nonfiction from such notable writers as Lydia Davis, Stuart Dybek, David Shields, Peter Orner, Ander Monson, and Alan Heathcock, as well as emerging writers like Jim Gavin, Leslie Jamison, Nate Brown, and Caryl Pagel.
This issue (Vol. 39 Nos. 1-3) looks back at Frederick Barthelme's amazing run as the founding editor of Mississippi Review. During his time at Mississippi Review, Barthelme discovered and cultivated many important writers The issue includes work from writers including Ann Beattie, John Yau, Mary Ruefle, Tao Lin, Charles Simic, John Barth, Joyce Carol Oates, Marie Helene Bertino, Jason Brown, Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, Yasunari Kawabata, John Hawkes, and many others.
Last updated 07/29/2013