Artists for inaugural issue chosen
Congratulations to the artists below, whose work will grace the pages of the inaugural issue of Midwest Prairie Review
We received hundreds of submissions and we have been overwhelmed with the response we received from our writing community since our first announcement about our new journal last summer. Through a number of “sifting and winnowing” sessions we narrowed our search down to the following pieces of prose, poetry, art, photos and one screenplay. The following selections rose to the top of our files during these sessions. The journal’s editorial board then agreed that this material best embodied the spirit and theme for our inaugural issue.
Learn more about the premiere issue contributors:
|Karen Loeb||The Barred Owls Have a Party||Poetry|
|Suzanne Alexander||The Wind and the Will||Short Story|
|Barb Cranford||Secular Sunday, Heat||Poetry|
|Marian O’Brien Paul||Cahokia Mounds, Illinois||Poetry|
|Shoshauna Shy||Wisconsin Woman on her 6th Day||Poetry|
|Robert L. Switzer||Inner Light and Outer Darkness||Short Story|
|Mary Driver-Thiel||Heartland Fair||Short Story|
|Joan Elliott Gray||Little Chicago||Screenplay|
|Judy Brackett Crowe||Early Birds||Poetry|
|Julie A Jacob||Afraid to Fly, Scared to Drive, Will Take Trains||Nonfiction|
|Mark Liebenow||Bagging Corn||Poetry|
|Annette Grunseth||The Midwest, Fish for Flowers||Poetry|
|Judith Zukerman||Passing Through||Poetry|
|Kelly Jo Brick||Rusted Tassels||Poetry|
|Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler||Swan Forest||Prose|
|Dave Gourdoux||A Leg Up||Short Story|
|Jamie Heiden and T.D. Storm||Raincloud||Short Story, Photograph|
|Terese Floren||When Butter Flowed in the Streets||Nonfiction|
|Kim Diloreto||Herons, Icicles||Art|
|Sonja Kosler||Prairie Harvest||Art|
|Deborah Lucas||Ice Storm, Out of the Fog, The Evening Sky||Art|
|Richard Ely||Autumn Prairie||Art|
|Mark Purcell||Spirits Fill the Hayloft||Art|
|Robert Moreland||Walk on a Winter's Day||Art|
These artists represent the great amount of talent we have within our writing community. This is just a tip of the old iceberg of creative works we have to offer and we hope that in future issues we’ll be able to include more selections.
For now, please join me in congratulating and celebrating these fine artists.
The premiere issue of The Midwest Prairie Review will be available at this year’s Writers’ Institute, April 12-14th and online after the Writers’ Institute. The cost per issue is $4.99. We will have issues at the Institute for you to purchase.
Thank you to our entire writing community for submitting your work. Thank you also for welcoming this new journal, a publication that will be a yearly celebration of our Midwest spirit and energy.