Midwest Review

At a glance

What: A Madison-based regional publication, now in its fourth year

Who: We welcome submissions from writers from Wisconsin and the surrounding states, and all writers who have some tie to and admire this part of the world.

When: The 2016 book will debut April 15-17 at the Writers' Institute in Madison.

Questions? Contact Laurie Scheer, Managing Editor, lscheer@dcs.wisc.edu

"Sundown at Washington's Crossing"
©2014 Steve Smith

Mission statement

The Midwest Review (formerly the Midwest Prairie Review) was established in 2013 to provide a venue for thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwestern heartland.

Our mission is to showcase the Midwest’s best and freshest short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art, as well as to celebrate the full spectrum of voices that emerge from, and are influenced by, this diverse place.

Submission guidelines

The Midwest Review is an annual literary and arts magazine published in Madison Wisconsin, featuring the Midwest in work by writers, photographers and artists who live in, or have lived in, the Midwest. We consider the Midwest as the region in 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.

Submissions opened June 22 for our 4th issue, which will premiere at the UW Writers’ Institute in Madison, April 15-17, 2016. We are looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwestern heartland. We are especially interested in new and emerging voices. We accept unsolicited submissions of original poetry, creative nonfiction, scripts, short stories, and visual art from June through September through our online submission system. We no longer accept mailed submissions or previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay; please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Prose/Scripts: up to 5,000 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman or similar book typeface.
Poetry: 1-5 poems or 10 pp.
Photography/Art: 1-5 images
Submission fee: $5
To submit: http://midwestreview.submittable.com/submit

Staff

Founding Editor: Laurie Scheer
Editorial Board: Christine DeSmet, Laurie Scheer, Christopher Chambers, Laura Kahl, Angela Rydell
Managing Editor: Christopher Chambers
Design: Christina Finét

Acknowledgements
The Editorial Board of the Midwest Review acknowledges the invaluable support of Jeff Russell, Narra Cox-Smith, Roberta Wang, Barry Orton, Sarah Marty, and the rest of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

The Midwest Review is a literary magazine published annually by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies Writing Department.

Copyright 2015 Midwest Prairie Review, UW-Madison Continuing Studies Writing Department