MQR is excited to welcome Gina Balibrera to our team as our online editor. Gina Balibrera is a graduate of University of Michigan’s Helen Zell MFA program in Prose, and she is Creative Programs Manager at Literati Bookstore. Formerly a Fiction Editor for The Offing,
Our friends at The Puritan asked if we’d be willing to let our readers know about their upcoming writing contest, The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence. We said yes! Entry deadline has been extended to October 10, 2016.
Meet the poets, essayists, fiction writers, and translators of MQR 54:4.
A special section pays tribute to the work of Charles Baxter: Laurence Goldstein tells of discovering Baxter’s first submission to MQR, Matt Burgess discusses “Forbearance,” Michael Byers lays out a Baxterian taxonomy, Matthew Pitt discovers Baxter’s affinity with Wile E. Coyote, Joan Silber analyzes his use of melodrama, Valerie Laken explores “Minnesota nice,” and Jeremiah Chamberlin interviews the man himself.
Fiction from Beth Thompson, Garret Keizer, Ronna Wineberg, Maria Adelmann, Laura Lampton Scott, Jane Ratcliffe.
Poetry from Timothy Liu, Alessandra Lynch, Raymond McDaniel, Deborah Pope, Durs Grünbein.
Meet the poets, essayists, fiction writers, and translators of MQR 54:3.