The Midwest Review (formerly Midwest Prairie Review) is an annual literary and arts magazine featuring the Midwest in work by writers, photographers and artists who live in, or have lived in, the Midwest.
The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind.
We look for thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. We accept unsolicited submissions of original creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, scripts, and visual art from June through November. We are interested in new, diverse, and emerging voices. We do not consider previously published work and can no longer accept mailed submissions. Simultaneous submissions are okay; please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Submissions for Issue 6 open June 1 2017.
The Midwest Review is a publication of the Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies. ISSN 2471-6871
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