Seeking, cultivating, and amplifying a wide range of artistic expressions that interrogate the world and expand the imagination.
Founded in 1962, MQR has been publishing urgent and powerful literary voices for over sixty years as the flagship journal of the University of Michigan. Today, our commitment to literary excellence spans multiple print and online venues. In addition to our quarterly print journal, MQR Online features exclusive essays, interviews, and book reviews, while MQR Mixtape combines innovative literary and visual arts curated by MQR’s assistant editors.
Current Issue | 62.1
Announcing the release of MQR 62.1, featuring fiction from Joyce Carol Oates, Elmaz Abinader, and Rochelle Marrett; nonfiction by Jia Tolentino, Martin Greenberg, and Peter LaSalle; and poetry by Carl Phillips, Denise Duhamel, Roy Bentley—and many more!
New at MQR Online
Recent web exclusives from the Michigan Quarterly Review
Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962, is an interdisciplinary and international literary journal, combining distinctive voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as works in translation. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, our magazine embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations. As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences.