Virginia is a fairly small state, in terms of geography and populations, but it is home to six Creative Writing MFA programs. Of these, Virginia Commonwealth University is our closest neighbor, residing in Richmond, an artistically rich and historically fascinating city. Unsurprisingly, our Richmond neighbors curate one of our favorite online literary magazines, Blackbird. The first … More Five Meridian Writers in the Latest Blackbird
Friends, enemies, and frenemies: we did it. Meridian 33 is finished. This is a monster issue and we on the editorial staff are so very proud of all 175 pages of excellent content stuffed between its covers. You can read the entire issue on our website for free, and ePubs and print copies will be available very … More Meridian 33 is here!
The editors of Meridian are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2014 Editors’ Prize! Javier Zamora has won the Poetry Prize for his poem “Only the Streets Know,” a moving depiction of the Salvodoran Civil War and the fracturing of a family by time, space, and violence. Javier Zamora was born in San Luis La … More Meridian 2014 Editors’ Prize Winners Announced!
The latest issue of Passages North is a hefty one, and it includes work from quite a few former Meridian writers within its brick-like body. It features a nonfiction piece by Monica Berlin entitled “Still, Rivers,” which you can read in full online. Our most recent issue, Meridian 32, ends with a poem written by Monica Berlin in collaboration with … More Meridian Writers in Issue 35 of Passages North
Former Meridian contributor Phong Nguyen currently edits Pleiades alongside another past Meridian writer, Wayne Miller. And it turns out, not only do we like their work, but they like quite a few of the same writers who have filled the pages of Meridian. In the latest issue of Pleiades, Michael Martone has a short story called “scale,” while Christine Sneed … More New Pleiades