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Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
1,000 to 2,500
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Charles Wright, Yusef Komunyakaa, Seamus Heaney, Ann Beattie, Heather McHugh, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Edan Lepuki, Jane Wong, Laura van den Berg, Christie Hodgen.

Web, E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 - Apr 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Founded in 1998, Meridian has featured the works of numerous Pulitzer Prize Winners, National Book Award Winners, and established writers. However, as a magazine edited by young writers, we value nothing more than showcasing tomorrow's talent, often publishing a new author's first story or poem.

Tips From the Editor

Like most literary magazines, we recommend reading our journal before submitting. To read the latest issue online, click here. Our editors are MFA students, emerging authors who aspire to create tomorrow's literary fiction and poetry, and that should tell you something about the kind of work we're looking for: fresh, new writing from authors with the same basic aspirations. We're not hugely experimental (publishing mostly realist fiction and lyric/narrative free verse) but we're open to works that play with form and reader expectations, as long as the work is serious in its efforts and treats our readers with the respect they deserve. Literary nonfiction is welcomed.

Contact Information

Teresa Kim, Editor
P.O. Box 400145
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901-4145

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Last updated: July 23, 2014

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