Winter 2017 - full coverWelcome

New Madrid is the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University.

Our winter 2017 theme issue, “Imagining Peace,” includes poetry, fiction, essays, and photographs by a diverse and thoughtful group of contributors. The issue also features a special collection of narratives by Peace Corps Volunteers. See current issue for details. To order a copy, visit Subscribe/Contact Us.

Our past issues feature the work of Sherman Alexie, Jericho Brown, Michael Gills, Holly Goddard Jones, Beth Lordan, William Trowbridge, Tim L. Williams, Joe Wilkins, and Avra Wing, as well as interviews with T.J. English and Catherine Taylor. New Madrid is also a showcase for emerging writers.

We encourage you to experience the rich and vibrant literature featured in our previous issues of New Madrid. Please visit our Past Issues page. For information on how to order copies of past issues, go to Subscribe/Contact Us.

Submit your work

Submissions for our summer 2017 issue opened January 15 and close March 15. For details on how to submit your work, see Submissions.

New Madrid Editors

Ann Neelon

Dale Ray Phillips

Allen Wier

Jacque E. Day

MFA Program

The Low-Residency MFA Program at Murray State allows student writers to work on their craft where they live, under the guidance of prize-winning writers. Twice a year, in July and January, students attend a nine-day residency at MSU to join a community of writers for intensive study, workshops, readings, and lectures. Learn more.