All contributions should be in the vein of previously-published Midwestern Gothic stories and poems—namely, showcasing the Midwest, or your life inspired by the Midwest. We want to see the gritty, real and raw, even the mundane or overtly happy. And while the Midwest doesn't have to feature explicitly in your work, there should be some connection to the region, however small it may be.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know the moment your piece is accepted elsewhere (it’s the polite thing to do). 

All other submission requirements stand (please see below). Please let us know if you have any questions about what we’re looking for.

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Thanks for submitting to Midwestern Gothic. Specific submission details are below.

Those authors selected for publication will receive a complimentary digital issue of Midwestern Gothic (the issue featuring your piece).

Photo submissions are now accepted only via email. Email your photos to mwgothic [at] gmail.com. Photos will be posted on our website; issue covers will be selected from this pool. Photographers whose pieces are selected will receive a complimentary digital issue. For additional information, please read our Submissions Guidelines

Thanks, and happy submitting!

~MG

Ends on August 31, 2017

We’re looking for pieces featuring or inspired by your time in the Midwest. The nitty-gritty:

-8,000 words or less.

-Please only submit as Word (.doc/.docx) or RTF (.rtf) files. Prose should be double spaced and in 12-point font (easier for us to read that way).

-Include contact info (email and/or phone) with your submission (make sure it’s easy for us to find). You can send a cover letter if you want, but it’s not required.

-Please also include a short, third-person bio of 150 words or less.

-If submitting a previously-published piece, please let us know where it first appeared, and that you do indeed have permission to submit elsewhere.

Ends on August 31, 2017

We’re looking for pieces featuring or inspired by your time in the Midwest. The nitty-gritty:

-Up to three poems (all in one file) - no length limit.

-Please only submit as Word (.doc/.docx) or RTF (.rtf) files.

-Include contact info (email and/or phone) with your submission (make sure it’s easy for us to find). You can send a cover letter if you want, but it’s not required.

-Please also include a short, third-person bio of 150 words or less.

-If submitting a previously-published piece, please let us know where it first appeared, and that you do indeed have permission to submit elsewhere.

Ends on August 31, 2017

Starting with the Winter 2017 issue, every issue will now contain NONFICTION subs in addition to Fiction and Poetry! 

We're looking for essays and creative nonfiction that embody the Midwest—good, bad or ugly—pieces that represent the people or places here, your own experiences, things you’ve seen or witnessed—all in the name of helping to catalog the region in a way never done before.

Please read all details below before submitting:

Please do not submit multiple pieces: We’re looking for a single submission per person.


Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your piece was accepted elsewhere as soon as you can.

Word Limit: 8,000 words

Please also include a short, third-person bio of 150 words or less.


If submitting a previously-published piece, please let us know where it first appeared, and that you do indeed have permission to submit elsewhere.

Please only submit as Word (.doc/.docx) or RTF (.rtf) files. Prose should be double spaced and in 12-point font (easier for us to read that way).


Include contact info (email and/or phone) with your submission (make sure it’s easy for us to find). You can send a cover letter if you want, but it’s not required.