Midwestern Gothic

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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