Midwest Review is an annual print magazine featuring the Midwest in new 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, and visual art starting in June. 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.   

Authors of work accepted for publication by Midwest Review receive a contract granting non-exclusive first serial rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication, with the request that subsequent re-publication of the work acknowledges first publication in Midwest Review.

General submissions for Issue 7. Deadline: December 1, 2018. 

Great Midwest Writing Contest submissions: Deadline December 15, 2018.

Midwest Review is a publication of the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ISSN 2471-6871

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