We all think we know what the suburbs are like: [...]
Tarot and Natural History in the Exurban Wilds By Matt [...]
One Saturday in June, I drove around the southern edge of Lake Michigan with Thomas Frank, an activist from East Chicago, Indiana, looking for oil. We had met a few weeks previous, at a conference put on by the Freshwater Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where Thomas was on a panel about oil pipelines.
Blue City, Red State is forthcoming anthology from Belt Publishing, to appear in October 2018. We’re collecting essays about living blue in a red state—whatever that means to you
Over the past few months, Belt Publishing has been working with Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth, to produce a book. Home / Away from Home: A Collection of Writing By Cleveland Teens will be available June 2.
Our story begins with a chance meeting in Buffalo at Nietzsche’s. It was a winter Sunday afternoon in 1988 and both of our groups were scheduled to play together.
Coming in November 2017 from Belt Publishing, Meredith Meyer Grelli's The [...]
The story was the same in Detroit, St. Louis, [...]
Joe Magarac, the Pittsburgh steelworker who was born inside an ore mountain and squeezed out rails between his fingers. Hiawatha, the man-god who conquered the King of Fish and founded the Iroquois Nation. Coyote, the trickster of the Great Plains.
For several years, Ryan Schnurr watched media coverage of [...]
A few years ago I noticed something about my favorite works of contemporary fiction set in the Midwest: they were all set in the past.
Belt Publishing is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Notches series: What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte.