Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 1

I recently had a lovely Internet chat with the esteemed and gracious Stevie Edwards about the impetus for starting the booming Muzzle Magazine; her favorite spirits (not like Hemingway, but more like his drinks); the magazine’s herculean editorial board; some of her favorite emerging writers; cats in cover letters; and the magazine’s push to marry … Continue reading Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 1

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[Call for Papers] Special Issue: Katrina- A Decade After

the minnesota review invites submissions for a Special Issue on “Katrina – A Decade After” to be guest edited by Gaurav Desai (English/African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University). Our aim is to reflect on the hurricane, the measures that could have been taken to prevent the massive devastation caused by it, and the immediate … Continue reading [Call for Papers] Special Issue: Katrina- A Decade After

Pushcart Prize Nominee: Christopher Citro

the minnesota review is pleased to feature each of our nominees for the 2013 Pushcart Prize in the coming weeks.  This week we are excited to bring you Christopher Citro's "Sword Swallowers in Transition." Please check back next week for more on our nominees and their work.Sword Swallowers in TransitionWhat we do is get together … Continue reading Pushcart Prize Nominee: Christopher Citro

Interview with Joy Katz at Pleiades

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joy Katz, Editor-at-Large for Pleiades and Pleiades Press. In addition to her work with the journal, Katz has released three collections of poetry: Fabulae (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002), The Garden Room (Tupelo Press, 2006), and—most recently—All You Do is Perceive (Four Way Books, 2013). She also coedited … Continue reading Interview with Joy Katz at Pleiades

Spring Reading Period Opens January 1!

Ring in the new year by sending us your best poetry and fiction! Our spring reading period opens Wednesday, January 1. Please remember that we won't be reading creative nonfiction during this reading period, and we never publish reviews of creative work. We will be accepting creative writing submissions via our new online submission system. … Continue reading Spring Reading Period Opens January 1!

Issue 81 Now Available on Project Muse!

Our current issue (81), is now available through Project Muse, and you can also access the issue via Duke University Press. Click on one of the links to check out the following creative and critical pieces featured in our latest issue! Creative Work from: Thomas Hawks Tara Skurtu Dustin Junkert Paul Otremba Marcus Pactor Jaydyn … Continue reading Issue 81 Now Available on Project Muse!

Congratulations to our 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominees!

the minnesota review is pleased to announce our nominees for the 2013 Pushcart Prize!  Please join us in congratulating the following nominees: Erin Pringle-Toungate, "How the Sun Burns Among Hills of Rock and Pebble" Christopher Citro,"Sword Swallowers in Transition" Sara Novic,"On Late-Stage Pediatric Cardiomyopathy" Beth Gilstrap, "Yardshow" Bradley Harrison, "Miniature Horse" Thomas Hawks, "Oysters for … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominees!

On Miley Cyrus and the Role of Grammar in Creative Writing

Miley Cyrus just can't catch a break these days. From valid criticisms of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards to the nearly half a dozen open letters she's received from Sinead O'Connor, the 20-year-old pop star can't stop ruffling feathers. Perhaps the nerdiest rebuke came three weeks ago when indie-rock multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens … Continue reading On Miley Cyrus and the Role of Grammar in Creative Writing

Fall Reading Period Closes Tomorrow (November 1)!

Our fall reading period closes Friday, November 1, so if you haven't done so already, send us your best fiction and poetry! Please remember that we won't be reading creative nonfiction during this reading period, and we never publish reviews of creative work. Please remember that the minnesota review has a new submission system! We … Continue reading Fall Reading Period Closes Tomorrow (November 1)!

The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup

TMR's fiction readers have a few recommendations up our sleeves—here are the best books we read in the last year. Amy L.'s pick: The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco, 2013) I've been hyping Susan Steinberg's Spectacle a lot this year, but as much as I love that collection, I can't earnestly call it my "favorite." In sort of … Continue reading The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup

[Call for Papers] Special Issue: Katrina- A Decade After

the minnesota review invites submissions for a Special Issue on “Katrina – A Decade After” to be guest edited by Gaurav Desai (English/African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University). Our aim is to reflect on the hurricane, the measures that could have been taken to prevent the massive devastation caused by it, and the immediate … Continue reading [Call for Papers] Special Issue: Katrina- A Decade After