Former MCR Contributors Kendra Tanacea And Jeannine Hall Gailey To Read At King’s Books In Tacoma Tonight

King’s Books in Tacoma, WA, is hosting a poetry reading for two former Moon City Review contributors, Jeannine Hall Gailey and Kendra Tanacea, tonight at 7:00 p.m. Jeannine’s poetry appeared in both Moon City Review 2015 and Moon City Review 2016, and her most recent collection, Field Guide to the End of the World, won the 2015 Moon City Poetry Award. Kendra’s poetry appeared in Moon City Review 2017, and she recently published a new collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, through Lost Horse Press.

Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details.

Moon City Press To Host Student Invitational Reading

Moon City Press will be hosting the Spring 2017 Student Invitational tomorrow night. This will be the latest in a series of readings featuring students from Missouri State University, as selected by the Creative Writing faculty. This semester’s event features fiction writers Beth Fiset, Jupiter Kieschnick, and Shannon Wick; poets Anthony Isaac Bradley and Alex Webster; essayist Asia Key; and graphic narratist Chandler Wilhelmi.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, in the Plaster Student Union Theater. The proceedings are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts & Letters. As always, our readings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Former MCR Contributor Mark Irwin Publishes New Poetry Collection

Mark Irwin, whose poem “What did you do today? How long will it last? Will you remember?” appeared in Moon City Review 2016, had his new poetry collection, A Passion According to Green, released today. Congratulations, Mark!

Mark’s collection is part of the Green Rose Series, published through New Issues Press. More information can be found here.

For a complete list of former and current Moon City Review contributors and their work, please visit the Authors page.

Happy Official Release Day For Moon City Review 2017!


Moon City Review 2017 is officially out! After a soft release at AWP in Washington, D.C., copies of our latest issue, published by Moon City Press, are now available. With a wonderful cover photo by local artist and writer Chad Woody, the issue includes work by Sayuri Ayers, Walter Bargen, Sarah Broderick, Thomas Shipp Burnett, Marty Carlock, Mallory Chesser, Steven Chung, Pat Daneman, John Paul Davis, Karen J Donovan, Wendy Drexler, Matt Dube, Sarah Freligh, Kerri French, Sheri Gabbert, John Gifford, Katherine Gordon, Benjamin Harnett, Dwight Hilson, Andy Jameson, Erin Jones, Soon Jones, Sam Killmeyer, Tara Kipnees, Angie Macri, Kim Magowan, John McNally, Michael Meyerhofer, Terry Minchow-Proffitt, Travis Mossotti, Jason Namey, L.W. Nicholson, Daniel Paul, Alita Pirkopf, Osel Jessica Plante, Reba Rice, Staci R. Schoenfeld, Noel Sloboda, Evelyn Somers, David Stevens, Kendra Tanacea, Laura Lee Washburn, Charles Harper Webb, Bronisław Waldstein, Margot Wizansky, Christopher Allen Zakrzewski, and Tara Isabel Zambrano. We are so very proud of this issue!

Purchase your copy of Moon City Review 2017 here!

Official Release Day For Michelle Ross’ There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You

Today is the official release day for Michelle Ross’ debut collection, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award. Among the stories in Michelle’s collection is “Rattlesnake Roundup,” which first appeared in Moon City Review 2016.

It has been a real honor to publish this wonderful book, and we are thrilled to be able to officially welcome Michelle to the Moon City family.

Pick up a copy of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You here.