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 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
 

MARY accepts previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid genres. We like weird and risky and humming a little. 

Please send no more than five poems or 15 pages of fiction or nonfiction per submission period. All contributors receive a $30 payment.

MARY Submission Form 

 

2018-19 MARY Staff

 

Editor-in-Chief

Emily Alexander

 

Deputy Editor

Kayla Neer

 

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Gillian Reimann

 

Fiction Editor

Alyssa Johnson

 

Poetry Editor

Terry Taplin

 

Assistant Poetry Editors

Julie MacKay 

Rebecca Samuelson

 

Readers

Sarah Benjamin

Amanda Caroll

Sage Giordano

Andrew Mercer

Victoria Quistgaard

Stella Santamaria

Katie Schwarz

Clayne Zollinger III
 

 

Faculty Editor

Lysley Tenorio

 

MARY Archives

 

If you would like to donate to MARY, please visit our Giving Page and remember to direct your Gift to MARY!