New Madrid Field Study:
Published twice a year and released at the residencies in January and July, New Madrid is the national journal affiliated with Murray State's MFA program. All MFA students must register for at least one semester on the New Madrid staff. Every winter issue is a special issue. Every summer issue is an open issue. As interns, students use Submission Manager software to read submissions and Collaborate software (embedded in MSU’s Blackboard system) to convene online for editorial meetings. Each student also writes and revises a book review for publication in New Madrid.