MARY: A Journal of New Writing

The MFA's graduate student-run online journal.  

MARY: A Journal of New Writing is a student run online arts journal sponsored by Saint Mary’s College of California’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Since its inception in 2002, MARY Magazine has published contemporary poetry and prose from a diverse group of talented emerging writers and established artists, including: D.A. Powell, Peter Orner, Gillian Conoley, Bruce Smith, Elizabeth Robinson, Rebecca Curtis, Carol Snow, K. Silem Mohammad, Matthew Zapruder, and Dorathea Lasky. MARY has also conducted interviews with award-winning writers such as Michael Palmer, Nick Flynn, Susan Steinberg, Michael Pollan, John D’Agata, Jo Ann Beard, Mary Roach, Forrest Gander, and Kent Johnson. 

Submission Guidelines

All work must be previously unpublished. Fiction and Nonfiction submissions should be no more than 15 pages in standard 12-point font, double-spaced format (unless otherwise structured for craft purposes). Poetry submissions should contain no more than 5 poems or 10 pages per submission.

MARY Submission Form 


2016-17 MARY Staff

Arielle Schussler

Deputy Editor
Laura Zink

Creative Nonfiction Editor
Jennifer Burnside

Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor
Elizabeth Montoya

Fiction Editor
Paola Vergara

Assistant Fiction Editors
Emily Koch
Christa Morgan

Poetry Editor
Katie Walker

Assistant Poetry Editors
Andrea Murphy
Kayla Scullion

Reviews & Interviews Editors
Jon Steinberg
Melissa Healey

Assistant Reviews & Interviews Editors
Anna Harmon 
Konstantinos Tzamouranis

Faculty Editor
Matthew Zapruder

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