|New Madrid: A Journal of Contemporary Literature|
|Ann Neelon, Editor New Madrid Department of English and Philosophy Murray State University 7C Faculty Hall Murray KY 42071-3341|
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|Contributors copies only|
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Information about your publication
|New Madrid is the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University. It takes its name from the New Madrid seismic zone, which falls within the central Mississippi Valley and extends through western Kentucky. Between 1811 and 1812, four earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 7.0 struck this region, changing the course of the Mississippi River, creating Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee and ringing church bells as far away as Boston.|
What type of submissions are you looking for?
|The editors invite previously unpublished submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Acceptance is determined by the quality of the work. Please submit manuscripts only during open submission periods. Any submissions sent outside those periods won’t be read. Each winter issue carries a theme (see the New Madrid website for upcoming themes), while summer issues are open-subject. SUBMISSION PERIODS Jan. 15 through March 15: Summer issue Aug. 15 through Oct. 15: Winter issue|
Tell us about upcoming events or contests
|The New Madrid editors invite well-crafted submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for a theme issue, “The Great Hunger.” In keeping with Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh’s poem of the same title, the editors seek submissions that revisit the trauma of Gorta Mór, the great Irish famine of 1845 – 1852. For this issue, the Irish famine also serves as a touchstone for the exploration of issues of food scarcity today. Thus the editors invite contributions that investigate famines that occurred outside Ireland, as well as submissions that address hunger as a contemporary phenomenon. Submit from August 15 – October 15, 2013.|