Reedsy has ranked New Madrid among the top 100 literary magazines to submit your work to in 2018!

New Madrid ranks among Reedsy's top 100 literary magazines.
If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see a few of our issues! 

Call for Submissions: Summer 2018

We invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our summer 2018 issue. As with all our summer issues, there is no specific theme. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance in New Madrid. For information on how to submit your work, see Submissions.


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

New Madrid Winter 2018, “Total Eclipse”
New Madrid Winter 2018, “Total Eclipse”

Our winter 2018 issue, “Total Eclipse,” is newly available and includes poetry, fiction, and essays by a diverse and thoughtful group of contributors. Check back soon for more details. To order a copy, visit Subscribe/Contact Us.

Our issues have featured the work of Sherman Alexie, Clay Reynolds, 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.

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.