About Us

Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962,  is an interdisciplinary and international literary journal, combining distinctive voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as works in translation. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, our magazine embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations. As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences.

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Twice a year, we curate an array of perspectives on a single theme. Past special issues have included writing on Iran, the Global Water Crisis, and Persecution.

We have published prose by Margaret Atwood, Charles Baxter, Raymond Carver, Peter Ho Davies, Mary Gaitskill, Ursula K. Le Guin, Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Marge Piercy, Virgil Suárez, Corey Van Landingham, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hananah Zaheer, Francine Prose, Elizabeth Alexander, Juan Cole, Joan Silber, and James Wood.

And poetry by Jasmine V. Bailey, Robert Bly, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock Broido, Anne Carson, Victoria Chang, Rita Dove, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Francine J. Harris, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Fady Joudah, Laura Kasischke, Deborah Landau, Karen An-hwei Lee, Philip Levine, Airea D. Matthews, Shane McCrae, Thylias Moss, Sharon Olds, Jacques Rancourt, Julian Randall, Paisley Rekdal, Adrienne Rich, Mary Ruefle, sam sax, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Danez Smith, Cathy Song, and John Updike.

If you’re interested in subscribing, visit our online Shop, where you can start a yearly subscription or purchase single back issues from our archive.

If you’re interested in submitting, take a look at our Masthead for more on what our editors are looking for, then visit our Submission page for upcoming calls for open and themed issues.

Contact Info:

Michigan Quarterly Review
3277 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1003
Main Office: (734) 764-9265


Please note that our offices are currently working remotely. Leave a message on our answering machine or contact us by email.