Guidelines: We’re looking for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. We accept unsolicited submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and black & white art and photography. We do not consider previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay; please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
We welcome work from writers in under-represented communities and from writers in or from the Midwest who are currently or have been incarcerated. There is no submission fee required for these submissions. Contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding those submissions. As of 2022 Midwest Review is co-edited by Jeff Snowbarger and Jill Stukenberg and is housed in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point.
Prose: up to 6,000 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman or similar book typeface.
Poetry: 1-5 poems or 10 pp.