Short Prose Prize Opening July 1!

2021 MERIDIAN SHORT PROSE PRIZE Submission Period: July 1 – August 31   Anything goes! Send us your micro fiction, hybrid bits, lyric essaylets, prose poems, short-short stories…whatever you call it, we want to read your vibrant, electric writing. The winner of the 2021 Meridian Short Prose Prize will receive $250.00 and publication in our print magazine. All submissions, including those selected… Read more →


Review: Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch

Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch Published by Riverhead Books Feb 04, 2020 | 208 Pages Review by Raisa Tolchinsky   “…I wrote story after story. There was no inside out. There were words and there was my body, and I could see through my own skin. I wrote my guts out. Until it was a book. Until my very skin made screamsong,”… Read more →


Review: Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming By Laszlo Krasznahorkai Translated by Ottilie Mulzet New Directions Publishing, 2019   Review by JE Suarez   Open the first page of Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming and you will see a passage titled “WARNING.” Some seven pages long and positioned before the book’s title page, before the table of contents, before, even, the copyright page, this prologue (if… Read more →

Announcing our 2019 Pushcart Prize Nominations

  We are pleased to announce this year’s Pushcart Prize Nominations:   Alyssa Quinn: “Transcendence: A Schematic” Michael Pontacoloni: “The Last Diving Horse Show in America” Emma Windsor Wood: “Living” Dara Passano: “Fellowship” Chris Stuck: “Every Time They Call You N*****” Brenna Lemieux: “We Were Happy”   Congratulations on your brilliant work. We wish we could nominate more–we’ve had the… Read more →


Review: Lynn Martin’s Shiver

Review: Lynn Martin’s Shiver by Lindsay Hill   …where not a mile down the road runs a river—clear and clean called ‘Rockfish.’ Or, simply, the river. Or even more simply, home.   In his introduction to Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior, translator Sam Hamill shares a telling anecdote from the poet’s life. When one of Basho’s acolytes lavishly… Read more →