Mississippi Review was founded by Gordon Weaver in 1972 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Frederick Barthelme took over the editorial reigns in 1977 and along with managing editor Rie Fortenberry quickly turned Mississippi Review into a literary magazine of national acclaim. The duo ran Mississippi Review for over 30 years, consistently publishing issues that combined top-tier work with an innovative and eclectic design aesthetic. Raymond Carver, an early contributor to the magazine, once said that Mississippi Review "is one of the most remarkable and indispensable literary journals of our time." Well-known and established writers have appeared in the pages of the magazine, including Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, as well as new and emerging writers who have gone on to publish books and to receive awards. MR is now in its fifth decade, and while adapting to this up-and-coming generation of writers and readers, the magazine continues to publish writing that is offbeat and ahead of the curve under the editorship of Adam Clay, its current editor-in-chief.
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