Call for Submissions: New Madrid

New Madrid, Winter 2013 Issue: The Great Hunger

The New Madrid editors invite well-crafted submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for an upcoming theme issue, “The Great Hunger.” In keeping with Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh’s poem of the same title, the editors seek submissions that revisit the collective trauma of Gorta Mór, the great famine that occurred in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. For this issue, the Irish famine also serves as a touchstone for the exploration of issues of food scarcity today. Thus the editors invite contributions that investigate famines that have taken place outside Ireland, as well as submissions that address hunger as a contemporary phenomenon. Submissions will be accepted between August 15 and October 15, 2013. All contributions should be of interest to the general reader. Please do not submit scholarly articles. Visit for further details on this theme, and to learn how to submit your work.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    That’s certainly the first time I’ve seen such a theme for a writing submission. I’m sure the results will be very interesting!

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