• Receive all our previous titles* in a Belt Starter Box, and then receive every book we publish for a year. The Starter Box includes Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology; Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology; The Cincinnati Anthology; A Detroit Anthology; The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook; The Pittsburgh Anthology; Car Bombs To Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology; How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass; Happy Anyway: The Flint Anthology; The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook; The Akron Anthology; Right Here; Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology; How To Speak Midwestern; and The New Midwest; In the Watershed: A Journey Down The Maumee River. The book club will include What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia; The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye: A Pittsburgh Story, and all titles we publish for 12 months. PLUS we'll send you surprise gifts in some shipments -- t-shirts, tote bags, who knows?! (to order just the Book Club, click here) You can "mix and match" the Starter Box if you prefer. Please send a note to orders@beltmag.com after you have signed up to request more copies of specific titles.
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    Purchase our entire Anthology series: Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology The Akron Anthology Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology The Cincinnati Anthology The Cleveland Anthology, 2nd Ed. A Detroit Anthology Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology The Pittsburgh Anthology Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology Plus receive a free City Anthology t-shirt!!
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    Belt Book Club

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    Sign up for our book club and receive copies of all our forthcoming titles for one year, or 12 months after joining. We will send you copies of each book as soon as it arrives -- before publication date. Plus we'll throw in free gifts: a t-shirt, a pin, a gift certificate, a tote bag. Receive The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye: A Pittsburgh Story, Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and more. Book Club members are key to keeping independent publishing humming; your support helps us publish even more books--which we will then send you! Thanks for joining! (To join the Book Club With Starter Box, click here.)
  • Two books and a t-shirt! Receive a Cleveland city seal t-shirt, and copies of  Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology,  and The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook A perfect gift for your favorite Cleveland expat, new arrival, or city booster. This Cleveland city seal displays has a groovy 1970s design (and, although a seal, is still part of our City Flag T-shirt series). This dark grey with orange tee is a short sleeve crewneck from Next Level Apparel, 100% combed ring-spun cotton – soft, comfy, and lightweight. Comes in L & XL. Only a limited number of t-shirts will be available.
  • Support quality writing from the Rust Belt. As an annual member, you help us pay writers, develop new book titles, and tell stories no one else does. Plus we'll shower you with gifts. Join now and we will send you a coupon code for 25% off anything in our store and a copy of Ryan Schnurr's In The Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River  Want to become a Lifetime Member and receive even more freebies? Click here. *If you would prefer a different book as your gift -- or no gift at all -- simply email orders@beltmag.com and we will make the switch.
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    Show off your Great Lakes State love with our Michigan Bundle -- one copy each of A Detroit Anthology, Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology and How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass.
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    Love Ohio? Get yourself a bundle of Ohio reading in our Ohio Anthology Bundle. Three books for one low price. You'll get The Cincinnati Anthology, Rust Belt Chic: he Cleveland AnthologyCar Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology, and The Akron Anthology (not pictured).
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    Get yourself some Detroit reading with a two-pack! One copy of 2014's A Detroit Anthology AND one copy of 2015's How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass  
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    Edited by Dani Villela and Ashley Nickels Belt Publishing November 1 2017 While Grand Rapids is known for large-scale events like ArtPrize; major businesses like Meijer, Steelcase, and Amway and the philanthropic and political contributions of its wealthiest residents, there are hundreds — if not thousands — of grassroots activists working day-in and day-out to make Grand Rapids what it is and making it what it can be. This project seeks to raise the voices of those individuals and grassroots groups. Ashley E. Nickels and Dani Vilella have joined forces to compile articles, poetry, and personal narratives about and by Grand Rapids, Michigan’s grassroots activists. Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology is the next book in Belt Publishing’s series of city-based anthologies. Read more here.
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    Get the first two books from our new imprint, Notches! You'll receive 2016's How To Speak Midwestern by Edward McClelland and 2017's The New Midwest: A Guide to Contemporary Fiction of the Great Lakes, Great Plains, and Rust Belt by Mark Athitakis. Want to automatically receive new books from our catalog as they are published? Sign up for Belt's Book Club.     and also add a link about the the book club if ppl want to keep receiving new books)
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    "Writers like Stuart Dybek, Studs Terkel, Sandra Cisneros, Nelson Algren and Gwendolyn Brooks start to make up the city’s canon. They are required reading for every Chicagoan. But Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, the neighborhood cookbook taking the pulse of post-industrial Chicago right now seems like required reading as well."— Emma Terhaar, Third Coast Review "A lively grab bag of essays, fiction and poetry that reads at times like who's who of contemporary Chicago writers/residents."  — Chris Borrelli, Chicago Tribune "One of the best books to come across my desk that I can frankly remember."—Rick Kogan, WGN Radio Chicago is built on a foundation of meat and railroads and steel, but its identity long ago stretched past manufacturing. A city of opportunity from the get-go, it continues to lure new residents from around the world, and from across a region rocked by recession and deindustrialization. But the problems that plague the Belt don’t disappear once you get past Gary. In fact, they’re often amplified. Chicago’s glittering downtown towers stand in sharp contrast to the struggling south and west sides. A city defined by movement that’s the anchor of the Midwest, bound to its neighbors by a shared ecosystem and economy, Chicago’s complicated – both of the Belt and beyond it. Which makes it a perfect subject for a book. 2017 Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology shines a light on the common ground Chicago shares with the Rust Belt through essays, memoir, journalism, fiction, and poetry. Includes work by Chloe Taft, Sonya Huber, Britt Julious, Kari Lydersen, Kevin Coval, Mark Guarino, and many more. Edited by Martha Bayne, Senior Editor, Belt Publishing Cover image by Tony Fitzpatrick, design by Sheila Sachs Order now! ISBN: 978-0-9977743-7-5 For publicity and other questions, please email Anne at anne@beltmag.com  
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    free shipping through September 4! Edited by Aaron Foley   Detroiters need to get to know their neighbors better. Wait — maybe that should be, Detroiters should get to know their neighborhoods better. It seems like everybody thinks they know the neighborhoods, but because there are so many, the definitions become too broad, the characteristics become muddled, the stories become lost. Edited by Aaron Foley, the Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook contains essays by Zoe Villegas, Drew Philip, Hakeem Weatherspoon, Marsha Music, Ian Thibodeau, and dozens others. See the Table of Contents here. Order by August 21 and receive a bonus hand-drawn map of Detroit with your book!