New Madrid is the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University.
Our past issues feature the work of Sherman Alexie, A. Igoni Barrett, Jericho Brown, Holly Goddard Jones, Beth Lordan, Chigozie John Obioma, William Trowbridge, Avra Wing, and many more established and 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.
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. More…
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Our Winter 2014 issue, "The Great Hunger," is now available. In keeping with Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh’s poem of the same title, this issue revisits the collective trauma of Gorta Mór, the great famine that occurred in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. The Irish famine serves as touchstone for this issue's exploration of hunger in its many forms. Within the pages, you'll find surprising works by established and emerging writers, and a special interview with bestselling author T.J. English. Check out our Current Issue page for full reproductions of the table of contents, editor's introduction and the book reviews section. Visit Subscribe/ Contact Us to order a copy.
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