The Midwest Quarterly is a magazine featuring poetry and articles of scholarly interest.

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The Midwest Quarterly Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

406B Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: (620) 235-4317

Editor: Dr. James B. M. Schick, Editor-in-Chief

Submitting Your Work to The Midwest Quarterly

Before submitting to The Midwest Quarterly

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From the The Midwest Quarterly guidelines:

The Editors will be glad to examine article manuscripts from all who are interested in submitting them. Ideally, these manuscripts should not exceed eighteen double-spaced typed pages in length, should treat subjects of contemporary significance, and should be interesting and readable.

The Midwest Quarterly receives approximately 3,500 - 4,000 poems per year and publishes 60. I am interested in well-crafted poems, traditional or untraditional, that use intense, vivid, concrete and/or surrealistic images to explore the mysterious and surprising interactions of the natural and inner human worlds. If a poem doesn't engage nature in a significant way, I am unlikely to be interested in publishing it.

Submission Guidelines Details for The Midwest Quarterly

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Dr. James B. M. Schick, Editor-in-Chief (articles); Dr. Stephen Meats, Poetry Editor


Accepts: Essays, poetry

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Multiple Submissions: Yes

Reprints: No

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