New Madrid: Journal of Contemporary Literature

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Not goodbye—only adieu. 

In 2007, New Madrid debuted as the national journal published by the Murray State University MFA program in creative writing. New Madrid has since grown into a publication with international reach, featuring work from fine authors across the globe. Sadly, a loss of funding has forced us to suspend publication. It pains us to announce that we have no upcoming call for submissions.

Our issues have featured the work of established writers, but a major point of pride for us is that New Madrid served also as a showcase for emerging writers. To everyone who sent us us your work over the years, whether or not it found a home in our pages, we applaud you. There is only good to be found in the effort to create something beautiful. Keep it up. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.


The New Madrid Editors

New Madrid: Journal of Contemporary Literature