Midwest

Literary Landscapes

Is there a Midwestern author or book that you love? Have you visited their home or made a pilgrimage to their birthplace? Write about that experience!

At the in-house printing press, Cheyenne Derksen Schroeder looks at the sheets of newspaper on the line. Halted in production: the comics for the next Sunday edition of the Salina Journal.

Survival of the Storytellers

In a dwindling and rapidly changing local news scene, young reporters step in to preserve the stories of their communities...

The Control of the Missouri

A court ruling in 2018 shifted the future of America's longest river away from ecological restoration. But was the science behind its decision accurate?

Here: Oark, Arkansas

Making Places Personal. BY ALICE DRIVER | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 06 Within a hundred-mile radius of our house in Oark, Arkansas, you...

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...

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