At the minnesota review, we have space to publish roughly three stories per issue. As a result, we reject a lot of good stories. Our fiction staff consists of five people, and we go through somewhere between 50 and100 stories per week. It’s a fairly tedious amount of reading, but it’s also really exciting when … Continue reading Fiction Submissions
I spent a good chunk of February 5th with Jamaal May. In hindsight, I should have chugged a gallon of espresso in order to keep up with this fast-talking, passionate, Detroit-based poet. Over lunch with a few Virginia Tech MFA students, May gave away morsels from the craft talk he would be delivering soon afterwards, … Continue reading Rethinking Stealing with Jamaal May
Working on my own novel, it’s a selfish curiosity that compels me to buy and read (and be jealous of) emerging authors’ first novels. I read these books differently, I know, than I do other books, and perhaps not in the right spirit to engage literature, trying to suss out what these authors have that … Continue reading The Art of Hype
After the AWP conference, writers found themselves stranded on a deserted island. Everyone packed their free, black AWP totes with ten of their favorite items, just in case something like this should happen.
An interview with Brian Brodeur on how his blog, How a Poem Happens, happened.
Issue 75 poet Arisa White keeps it organic in this symbolic photo interview with The Minnesota Review.
Raina Lauren Fields is a poet marrying a poet, attempting to balance honesty with creativity...and tact. She contemplates if it’s possible to “play” workshop in a relationship and knows there’s more at stake when you cross the line, here, than in a classroom of peers.