Winter 2017

Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017


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Our Winter 2017 issue of Midwestern Gothic has a brand new look! It also marks the debut of nonfiction as a regular feature in the magazine. If that weren’t enough, the winners of the 2017 Lake Prize for fiction and poetry can also be found within this issue. Pick up your own copy and enjoy new work from the following talented writers:

  • Jason Arment
  • Cailin Ashbaugh
  • Tyler Barton
  • Adam Carter
  • Dan Giloth
  • Kimberly Grabowski
  • Jan Harrington
  • Steve Henn
  • Jessica Kashiwabara
  • Steph Kilen
  • Anita Olivia Koester
  • Catherine Kyle
  • Stephen S. Mills
  • Norman Minnick
  • Joanne Nelson
  • Elsa Nekola
  • Elizabeth O’Brien
  • Amy C. Rea
  • Ron Rindo
  • Christina Robertson
  • Iliana Rocha
  • Kelsey Ronan
  • Rebecca Saltzman
  • Ryan Schnurr
  • Zhanna Slor
  • Kaj Tanaka
  • James Tolan
  • Mary Kate Varnau
  • Brew Wilson-Battles
  • Orey Wilson Dayne
  • Robert Young

35 Responses to “Winter 2017”

  1. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Winter 2017 issue is on sale now! Says:

    […] 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us at MG—first and foremost, we’ve switched the journal to a bi-annual publication (submission are open now for our Summer 2017 issue!), and we are thrilled to announce that the Winter 2017 issue is here! […]

  2. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Christina Robertson 2/21 Says:

    […] Robertson’s story “Everything Instinct” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  3. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Amy Rea Says:

    […] Rea’s story “Mabel at the Cabin” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  4. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Ronald Rindo Says:

    […] Rindo’s story “The Botanist” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  5. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Beyond the Lake Prize: “Preserved Embryos” by Anita Koester Says:

    […] asked the winners of the 2016 Lake Prize (featured in our Winter 2017 issue) about their work and the inspiration behind their stories. Read about all of the fiction finalists […]

  6. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Elizabeth O’Brien Says:

    […] O’Brien’s piece “How the City Percolates at Dawn” appears in Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017, out […]

  7. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Beyond the Lake Prize: “Boots on the Ground” by Tyler Barton Says:

    […] asked the winners of the 2016 Lake Prize (featured in our Winter 2017 issue) about their work and the inspiration behind their stories. Read about all of the fiction finalists […]

  8. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Beyond the Lake Prize: “A Powerful Weapon” by Steve Henn Says:

    […] asked the winners of the 2016 Lake Prize (featured in our Winter 2017 issue) about their work and the inspiration behind their stories. Read about all of the fiction finalists […]

  9. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Stephanie Kilen Says:

    […] Kilen’s story “To Have and To Hold” appears in Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017, out […]

  10. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Beyond the Lake Prize: “Then I Will No Longer Be Me, But The Forest” by Elsa Nekola Says:

    […] asked the winners of the 2016 Lake Prize (featured in our Winter 2017 issue) about their work and the inspiration behind their stories. Read about all of the fiction finalists […]

  11. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Robert Young Says:

    […] Young’s piece “11 Useless Kitchen Appliances: Crock Pots” appears in Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017, out […]

  12. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Stephen S. Mills Says:

    […] and “On Watching the O.J. Simpson Verdict” appear in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 Issue, out […]

  13. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Zhanna Slor Says:

    […] Slor’s nonfiction piece “Clean Slates” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  14. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Dan Giloth Says:

    […] Giloth’s story “Outlier” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  15. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Tyler Barton Says:

    […] Barton’s story “Boots on the Ground” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  16. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Catherine Kyle Says:

    […] to a Parallel Universe in Which I Make My Point” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  17. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Adam Carter Says:

    […] piece “Watching Ryan White From the Sidelines” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  18. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Kaj Tanaka Says:

    […] piece “If I Had My Way This Story Would Be a Song” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  19. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Kelsey Ronan Says:

    […] Ronan’s story “The Union Makes Us Strong” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  20. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Jason Arment Says:

    […] piece “VA Mental Health Waiting Room” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  21. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Jessica Kashiwabara Says:

    […] nonfiction piece “In the Middle” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  22. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Anita Koester Says:

    […] Koester’s piece “Preserved Embryos” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  23. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Joanne Nelson Says:

    […] nonfiction piece “If Not for the Mess” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  24. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Kimberly Grabowski Strayer Says:

    […] Strayer’s piece “The Cicada Sleeps” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  25. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Norman Minnick Says:

    […] Minnick’s piece “Midwest Soliloquy” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  26. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Orey Wilson Dayne Says:

    […] piece “Soundtrack for the Apocalypse” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  27. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Contributor Spotlight: Cailin Ashbaugh Says:

    […] Ashbaugh’s story “The Town Witch” appears in Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 issue, out […]

  28. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Summer 2017 issue – cover and contributor listing Says:

    […] has been a banner year for us here at Midwestern Gothic: in addition to releasing our first bi-annual issue this past winter, we published Keith Lesmeister’s collection We Could’ve Been Happy Here in May to […]

  29. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: Ambitious of Blue Sky Says:

    […] “This was all she’d ever had, and it was enough.” – Kelsey Ronan, “The Union Makes Us Strong,”  Midwestern Gothic, Winter 2017. […]

  30. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: The Bean Says:

    […] “I could be any of them, I could be all of them, I could be anywhere. I am here.” – Jessica Kashiwabara, “In the Middle,” Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017. […]

  31. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: Red Door Says:

    […] of earth from their front door.” – Tyler Barton, “Boots on the Ground,” Midwestern Gothic Winter […]

  32. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: Kenosha, Wisconsin 3 Says:

    […] “You know that old saying, Lake Superior never gives up her dead? She gave one up, Marit. It doesn’t matter who he is. She gave one up.” – Elsa Nekola, “Then I Will No Longer Be Me, But the Forest,” Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017 […]

  33. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: 10 Says:

    […] “And soon a new brain will be ashamed of this current one, but instead of writing another story to justify my failure, my future self will memorialize his shame with silence because silence is what remains when the music stops, and silence is what will remain of me when I stop writing, and I am afraid of silence, and I am still afraid, but I will not always be.” – Kaj Tanaka, “If I Had My Way This Story Would Be a Song,” Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017. […]

  34. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » Midwest in Photos: Aurora, Illinois (#1) Says:

    […] “There are those who speak with the dead, / like radio waves from every war / bouncing around the stratosphere, / never alone” – Jason Arment, “VA Mental Health Waiting Room,” Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017. […]

  35. Midwestern Gothic – A Literary Journal » Blog Archive » 2017 Pushcard Prize Nominees Says:

    […] Cailin Ashbaugh – “The Town Witch,” Midwestern Gothic‘s Winter 2017 Issue […]

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