the museum of americana

a literary review

Meet our new poetry editor!

We’re thrilled to introduce the newest member of the editorial team, poetry co-editor Clara Burghelea. In this Q & A, Clara shares details about her poetry, her reading life, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2022

Submissions Open Now Through Dec 31

Issue 26: Our submission period is now open through December 31. We seek work that engages with or repurposes the complex cultural history of America. We are particularly interested in work from … Continue reading

December 1, 2021

Five Questions for Lillian Howan

In the fourth of our interviews with Issue 25 prose contributors, prose co-editor Lauren Alwan talks with Lillian Howan about her story, “The American House.” Set on the island of … Continue reading

November 30, 2021

Five Questions for Keith Lesmeister

Keith Lesmeister’s work might be familiar to readers of the museum. His flash fiction, “Under the Cottonwood Tree” appeared in our Midwestern-themed Issue 5, and we’re thrilled to include Keith … Continue reading

November 22, 2021

Five Questions for Marianne Villenueva

In the second of our interviews with Issue 25 prose contributors, museum prose co-editor Lauren Alwan talks with Marianne Villenueva about “The Walker.” The story is filled with contrasts—the bucolic … Continue reading

November 16, 2021

Five Questions for Jay Ruben Dayrit

Jay’s short story, “Neck Bone,” appears in our just-released Issue 25, a milestone achievement that features authors and artists in conversation with the theme “My Americana.” Though brief in length, … Continue reading

November 8, 2021

Issue 25: My Americana

During August, 2021, we will accept submissions for Issue 25, a milestone achievement. With our theme “My Americana,” we seek to highlight work from writers and artists who are traditionally … Continue reading

August 1, 2021

Seeking Poetry Co-Editor

the museum of americana is seeking a new Poetry Co-Editor, responsible for reading and responding to submissions for three reading periods annually, attending virtual staff meetings, and building relationships with … Continue reading

July 6, 2021

Q & A with New Executive Editor Allison Blevins

This month, the museum welcomes a new Executive Editor, Allison Blevins. We’re thrilled to introduce her with this brief questionnaire about her work, reading life, and thoughts on the museum’s … Continue reading

May 6, 2021

Best of the Net Nominations for 2019

the museum is delighted to share our Best of the Net anthology nominations. Best of luck to these amazing writers!              Poetry “Potluck” by Derek … Continue reading

September 30, 2019