Mid Rivers Review

We have a bustling literary subculture here at SCC and you are invited to participate by submitting to MID RIVERS REVIEW and/or taking part in SCC Coffeehouse, our open-mike sessions. Address any questions you have to midriversrrviewscc@gmail.com.

MRR 2019 - coming in Oct. 2019

2019 midrivers review cover

Our literary journal MID RIVERS REVIEW, published annually by the SCC English department, is at the printer now and will be available in paperback form in October. This year's cover artist is Kathleen Sanker, Professor of Art at SCC from her series The Sadness of Trees.

MRR 2019 contains 100 pages of arresting poetry, prose and other art. Contributors are primarily students but along with faculty and writers from the public at large. This year,  for the first time, MRR is coming with supplements. In a shrink-wrapped package accompanying the paperback there will be five 6"x9" cards featuring art and poetry from MRR!

MID RIVERS REVIEW will be available at the SCC bookstore.


Open-microphone nights known as the "SCC Coffeehouse" are great opportunities for the creative writer to deliver original material before an appreciative audience.

The dates for the 2019-20 academic year are Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Feb. 13 and April 9 – all Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the student lounge on the first floor of SSB.

Anything goes -- poetry, prose, songs -- as long as it's original material. Participants sign up with the MC the evening of the event and have three to seven minutes to deliver the goods. We typically do this in two sets with a short intermission, and always there are free refreshments. Coffeehouse is free & open to the public.

Coffeehouse on Thursday, Nov. 7 is also our "book launch" for MID RIVERS REVIEW 2019 with readings by contributors to the volume.

Mid Rivers Review Submission Guidelines

  • Original, unpublished poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and artistic black and white photos may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
  • No simultaneous submissions. Entries will not be returned. Enclose a SASE for notification of entry status.
  • All written submissions must be typed as a Microsoft Word document using 12-point type and a standard font. Author's name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. With each entry, please staple a sealed envelope containing the work's title, and the author's name, address, phone numbers and email address.
  • Poems should be single-spaced, one poem per page, with stanza and line breaks clearly indicated; limit 4 poems.
  • Fiction or essay entries should be 1500 words or less, double-spaced (5-6 double-spaced pages); limit two prose entries.
  • Black and white photos or artwork entries should be submitted initially as 4 x 6 (or larger) prints. Color entries will be considered for cover. Electronic submission of photos may be required.
  • If work is accepted, author must provide work in electronic format on CD or disk (one disk, with each entry as a separate document), or as email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF).
  • Complete the submission form and mail entries to: Michael Kuelker, Editor, Mid Rivers Review, HUM 203, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376.
  • Individuals whose work is selected for publication will be contacted for a brief bio, and upon publication will receive two complimentary copies of the journal.

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