Midwest Review is an annual literary magazine that features work by writers, photographers, and artists who live in, have lived in, or have spent time in the Midwest—that diverse region of the north-central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley, and the states 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.

The Midwest Review was founded by Christopher Chambers.

Awards and Recognitions

Taxi by Pardeep Toor appeared in Midwest Review 8 and was anthologized in the Best Debut Short Stories 2021: The PEN America Dau Prize.

On Aerial Views by Elizabeth Favorite appeared in Midwest Review 7 and was a 2019 Notable Essay in Best American Essays.

The Fixer by Dennis Day appeared in Midwest Review 4 was a distinguished shorts in the 2016 Best American Mystery Stories.



Jeff Snowbarger

Jill Stukenberg

Ross Tangedal

Editorial Staff
David Heinen
Angela Johnson
Heather Luby
Weldon Ryckman

Tara Sparbel
Pardeep Toor
Catherine Young

Design Editor
Nancy Koberle

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