Pittsburgh is changing. I don’t know if it’s for the better or for the worse. I once worked for the USW ... as a camera-man for their secretly-funded protest of Chinese goods.
OK Buffalo. It’s time to start talking. We need your stories, your passion, your art, your energy, your words. Belt Publishing has published four successful anthologies about Rust Belt cities since 2012 ...
Jon Fine is a longtime business writer currently serving as executive editor of Inc. magazine, a James Beard-award winning food and wine writer, and the former guitarist for such barely-known bands as Bitch Magnet, Vineland, and Coptic Light.
You are invited to share your Akron story by submitting it to Belt Magazine's 6th city-based collection of essays, The Akron Anthology, to be published in 2016.
I used to be afraid of the mills, or what was left of them in the late 1970s. Although I grew up in Boardman, my family often went to visit my grandparents on the east side.
Sarah Carson’s new collection of prose poems, Buick City, begins with freight trains rattling past Flint’s closed automotive plants, and ends with a mechanic spitting on the city’s grave.
In late March, novelist Marilynne Robinson caused a stir after a reading when she casually let slip that she was working on a fourth novel set in the fictional town of Gilead, Iowa.
In the old days at The New Yorker, when your pencil point got dull, you just tossed it aside and picked up a new one. There was an office boy who came around in the morning with a tray of freshly sharpened wooden pencils.
Harvey & Me, a comic series appearing in Belt about Harvey Pekar, written by Anne Elizabeth Moore and Illustrated by Melissa Mendes. This installment, "Uninteresting Phone Call"
In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who plows down a section of his cornfield to build a baseball field that’s soon populated by the ghosts of players past.
Rust Belt Chic Press is excited to announce the latest book in our catalog, Car Bombs To Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology edited by Jacqueline Marino & Will Miller.
Philip Levine’s father came to the United States from Russia, traveling across the ocean all by himself at age eleven. He grew up in New York City with two older sisters and their families. His path to Detroit was an extraordinary one ...