Mid Rivers Review


A Note from the English Department

We have a bustling literary subculture here at SCC. In addition to the edifying classes in our creative writing certificate program, the SCC English department publishes an annual literary journal and runs an open-mic event in the fall and spring semesters. Follow us on Instagram, too!

MID RIVERS REVIEW was established in 2000 and has published writing of distinction and photography and other art by SCC students, faculty, staff as well as writers from the larger community.

The 2023 Mid Rivers Review, edited by Christina Gant, Associate Professor of English, is now available! 

Please see the guidelines and submission form below. Decisions for MRR 2024 will be made in summer 2024 with publication aimed for the fall of 2024. 

Please read on for more information about MRR and Coffeehouse. If you have any questions about Mid Rivers Review, write to midriversreviewscc@gmail.com or Christina Gant


"In and Out" -- A Poem by Alicia Gregson (MRR 2021) to the MID RIVERS REVIEW

Mid Rivers Review Interview with Christina Gant (2021)

Mid River Review Interview with Joe Baumann (2020)

Our most recent volume of SCC's literary journal MID RIVERS REVIEW was recently published and features work entirely by SCC students. Copies can be purchased for $10 at the SCC Campus Store and include 3 bookmarks featuring photos and poetry. 


Open-microphone nights known as the SCC Coffeehouse are great opportunities for the creative writer to deliver original material before a supportive audience. Anything goes -- poetry, prose, songs -- as long as it's original material. Participants sign up with Jeff Miller, the MC, a few minutes before Coffeehouse and, depending on the number of participants, have three to seven minutes to perform. Coffeehouse is free & open to the public.

Coffeehouse in Spring 2024 takes place on Thursday, February 29 and Tuesday, April 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the SSB first floor lounge. Free refreshments will be served including hot coffee, hot tea, cookies and cold bottled water. 

This is a terrific showcase for original creative work! You can be assured of an evening lively with creativity as writers share poems and stories covering the whole spectrum of the human condition. A typical session features mostly students with a smattering of faculty, SCC alums and folks from the general public. It's serious fun in a casual but respectful atmosphere.

Mid Rivers Review Submission Guidelines

  • Original, unpublished poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and artistic color or black and white photos may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • 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.
  • Complete the submission form and submit work via email as pdf, Word document, or plain text via to midriversreviewscc@gmail.com or to Christina Gant cgant@stchas.edu
  • Individuals whose work is selected for publication will receive two complimentary copies of the journal.

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