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Article Submissions

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.  Submit two copies of article manuscripts, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return, or a Word file as an attachment to midwestq@pittstate.edu.

The objective of the Editors of The Midwest Quarterly is to discover and publish scholarly articles dealing with a broad range of subjects of current interest.  In no way competing with the more specialized journals, The Midwest Quarterly seeks discussions of an analytical and speculative nature rather than heavily documented research studies.

                                             —Jonathan Dresner, Editor-in-Chief

Article manuscripts and questions should be sent to:
Dr. Jonathan Dresner, Editor-in-Chief
The Midwest Quarterly
406b Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Telephone:  (620) 235-4369  
E-mail:  midwestq@pittstate.edu

Poetry Submissions

The Midwest Quarterly is currently closed to poetry submissions while we prepare a series of four poetry-only issues to be published in 2013-14.  We are thrilled to present our readers with these YEAR OF POETRY issues, which will feature the finest work by a wide range of poets from the Midwest, throughout the United States, and around the world.

Open submissions of poetry will be accepted after September 1, 2014.  For information regarding the Year of Poetry special issues, contact Guest Poetry Editor Christopher Anderson at ctanderson@pittstate.edu.


The Midwest Quarterly receives approximately 3,500 - 4,000 poems per year and publishes 60. Please review these guidelines before submitting poetry:

  1. MQ publishes only previously unpublished poems. 
  2. Poets should submit one copy of each poem, up to ten poems, by regular mail.  
  3. Please use e-mail for queries only. 
  4. The poet's name must appear on each page. 
  5. Poems should be no more than 80 lines each, though the Poetry Editor will sometimes consider longer poems of exceptional merit. 
  6. Poets must include SASE for reply or return of manuscripts. 
  7. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but poets should so indicate at the time of submission and send immediate notice of acceptance by another journal.

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.

                                                   —Stephen Meats, Poetry Editor

Poetry submissions and questions should be sent to:
Dr. Stephen Meats, Poetry Editor
The Midwest Quarterly
English Department
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

Telephone:  (620) 235-4689 
FAX:  (620) 235-4686 
E-mail: smeats@pittstate.edu