Issue 30 has arrived and been mailed out to our subscribers!
Contributors include Rumaan Alam, Cara Bayles, Shiloh Booker, Adam Day, Keith Ekiss, Vincent Guerra, Emily Koon, David Kutz-Marks, David Roderick, Anne Marie Rooney, Erika Seay, Travis Smith, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and David Wojciechowski, featuring an interview with Victor Lavalle.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. It was another great year for poetry and fiction. We enjoyed reading your work!
WINNER: Nadine Sabra Meyer, “Shelley on His Funeral Pyre”
WINNER: J. Kevin Shushtari, “Illegal Dreams”
Both winners will receive a $1,000 prize, and their pieces will be published in our May 2011 issue.
Issue 25 is here, featuring our 2010 Editors’ Prize Winners and an interview with poet Temple Cone, in addition to some excellent (and gutsy) new fiction and poetry. We hope you’ll order the issue or consider a subscription.
In addition, our new editors have been selected for next year. Hannah Holtzman will take over as Editor [...]
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. It was a strong year for poetry and fiction. We hope you’ll submit again in the fall.
WINNER: Josephine Yu, “Why the Lepidopterist Lives Alone”
WINNER: Allis Hammond, “The Faces”
Both winners will receive a $1,000 prize, and their pieces will be published in our May 2010 issue.
The launch of the newest issue of Meridian will be feted with a reading during which contributors from across the nation will converge at the Bridge PAI for an evening of poetry, fiction, a dramatic interpretation of a creative non-fiction by Lisa K. Buchanan and previously unpublished poems by Breece D’J Pancake.
The slate of readers [...]
Current MFAs in fiction and poetry at UVA had a great fall semester. Here is some recent publication news. (This may not be a complete list.)
Steve Barbaro had poems chosen for Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, and Spinning Jenny.
Jazzy Danziger’s poem “Earthquake in Wabash Valley, Three Months Before Our Engagement” will appear in the spring 2010 issue [...]
Well, we had a really nice week with Claire Messud. She was our 2009 Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction and gave a craft talk, held individual conferences with our fiction students, and gave a public reading. Here’s a video snippet from that reading over at the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library. Her text is her [...]
Last year’s Meridian fiction and poetry editors, Aja Gabel, George David Clark, and Paul Legault, have made their Pushcart nominations for the forthcoming edition. Of course, hundreds of other literary magazines are doing the same thing … but we wish our authors good luck in making the final cut:
Alice Notley, “Diary Entry,” Issue 23
…And here is fiction writer Emily Sandberg from the October 27th reading.
We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2010 Editors’ Prize Contests in Fiction and Poetry. Deadline December 15, 2009.
For a $16 entry fee, you receive a chance at a $1,000 prize and a one-year subscription to Meridian (entries from outside the U.S. will receive only the prize issue due [...]