The Main Street Rag

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
$8 + $3 (shipping)--cheaper online
Subscription: 
$24/1yr, $45/2yr
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Editorial Focus: 

We prefer poetry that is alive with the poet's own experiences, fiction that is character driven, often quirky

Tips From the Editor: 

Authors who want to be taken seriously should reciprocate by being familiar with a magazine's guidelines--if not the magazine itself via sampling. circumstances detailed on our website.

Contact Information
M. Scott Douglass
P.O. Box 690100
Charlotte,
North Carolina
28227-7001

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Last updated: June 27, 2014

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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