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A Look Back at “The Dependents:” Michael Noll’s Q&A

  Michael Noll is the author of the short story “The Dependents,” which was featured as a New Territory Free Story...

Free Story of the Month: ‘The Boley Carnival’

Free Story of the Month: ‘The Boley Carnival’

A Juneteenth Like No Other BY MELISSA STUCKEY | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 05 | PDF Version Say have you heard the story  Of the...

Wildness, This Blessed Earth, No Place Like Home

6 New Books Guaranteed To Renew Your Promise to Purpose

Many Midwestern writers leave for the coasts. Hats off to those stay. These books will inspire you to commit to a meaningful...

Review: The New Midwest by Mark Athitakis

Review: The New Midwest by Mark Athitakis

Don’t be fooled by its slim size. The New Midwest packs a punch in regional literary criticism.   BY NATHAN...

Here: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska

Here: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska

Even after all these years of digging, that truth, it seems, remains half-buried. BY FRANCES BACKHOUSE | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 03 It’s...

#NoCoast — Untaming the Mild Frontier: In Search of New Midwestern Histories

#NoCoast — Untaming the Mild Frontier: In Search of New Midwestern Histories

 Any historical narrative is a particular bundle of silences. BY DOUG KIEL | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 03 One idealized narrative through which...

Network: Q & A with Mary Kirkendoll: music, yoga and a peace of mind in the lower Midwest

Network: Q & A with Mary Kirkendoll: music, yoga and a peace of mind in the lower Midwest

  Interview with Mary Kirkendoll by New Territory contributor Kate Strum How did your life journey take you to Kansas,...

Here: Pigeon Creek, Iowa

Here: Pigeon Creek, Iowa

And yet somehow, in the breathless quiet of this sterile creek, something does remain. Something worth returning for. BY PATRICK...

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Chemo to Go

“She was thirsty on a cellular level and the endless stream of drinks I served her never seemed to touch...

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Personal Geology

“She thought that perhaps it was at times like this that they must all fend for themselves.” BY KATE STRUM...

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