Publisher’s Description: The Main Street Rag is an independent small press literary magazine that features poetry, short fiction, essays, photography, reviews and interviews. It is produced by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company which also publishes books and produces projects for other small press publishers. Because we own the production equipment, we have greater control over quality and costs.
Our magazine is eclectic, but we favor edgy material for poetry and fiction—even in the humor we publish. Essays we feature are more often sociopolitical commentary as opposed to the how to of writing. Over the years we’ve interviewed such people as Gwendolyn Brooks, Anthony Bukoski, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Yusef Komunyakaa, & David Slavitt. Our Spring issue usually features the MSR Poetry Book Award winner.
Each year we sponsor both a Chapbook Contest and a full-length poetry book contest. From these we will select as many as 25 books for publication during the following year. Most of the titles selected for publication under the Main Street Rag label are juried in this manner.
Additional information is available on our website and all Main Street Rag titles and back issues can be purchased through our Online Bookstore.