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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This is to purchase a copy of Midwest Review 5 (this is not a submission category). Please put "purchase copy 5" in the Title field and your name and mailing address in the Cover Letter field. You will receive an automatic email from Submittable thanking you for your submission, even though this is an order to purchase a copy. We hope you enjoy the magazine. Thank you for your interest and support! 
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This is to purchase a copy of Midwest Review 4 (this is not a submission category). Please put "purchase copy 4" in the Title field and your name and mailing address in the Cover Letter field. You will receive an automatic email from Submittable thanking you for your submission, even though this is an order to purchase a copy. We hope you enjoy the magazine. Thank you for your interest and support! 
This is to purchase a back issue of Midwest Prairie Review (now Midwest Review); this is not a submission category. Please put "MPR purchase" in the Title field and your name and mailing address in the Cover Letter field, and specify which volume (1 or 3; 2 is sold out) you would like. You will receive an automatic email from Submittable thanking you for your submission, even though this is an order to purchase a copy. 

If you don't have a preference, or specify, we'll select one to send you. We hope you enjoy the magazine. Thank you for your interest and support! 
Ends on December 1, 2017$15.00
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Receive a copy of a recent back issue of Midwest Review with your submission.
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We're looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking short fiction that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. Submit work up to 6,500 words, double spaced. Let us know in your cover letter your connection to the Midwest, and please do not put your name on the manuscript.
Ends on December 1, 2017$5.00
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We're looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking essays and creative nonfiction that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. Submit work up to 6,500 words, double spaced. Let us know in your cover letter your connection to the Midwest, and please do not put your name on the manuscript.
Ends on December 1, 2017$5.00
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We're looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking photography and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. Let us know in your cover letter your connection to the Midwest.Submit up to 5 images, black & white or color.
Ends on December 1, 2017$5.00
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We're looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking poetry that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. Submit up to 5 poems or 10 pages of poetry. Let us know in your cover letter your connection to the Midwest, and please do not put your name on the manuscript.