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Belt Publishing consists of an online magazine and a small press with a focus on the Rust Belt and the Midwest.

Belt Magazine publishes longform journalism, op-eds, and personal essays, and has been heralded by the New York Times, American Prospect Columbia Journalism ReviewNext CityPRNewswire and elsewhere.

Belt Publishing focuses on quality non-fiction by and for the region, and consists of the City Anthology Series, Notches, and Neighborhood Guidebooks. Our titles have been praised by the New York TimesVanity Fair, Ebony, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications.

Both the digital and book publishing arms of Belt are committed to carefully edited, complex writing. We believe in quality over quantity, community over analytics, and the importance of the Rust Belt. We rely on individual members to sustain us. Find out how to contact us here.