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Why We Chose It: ”On The Cape of Sleep and Wellbeing”

On the Cape of Sleep and Wellbeing, by Drew Calvin McCutchen, was selected for publication this spring and published in Mid-American Review Vol. XLI. On the Cape of Sleep and Wellbeing is a magical story about dreams, community, and the human experience. Readers follow one girl who, for no fault of her own, is unable...

Book Review: I Know What’s Best for You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom

I Know What’s Best for You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom, edited by Shelly Oria. San Francisco, California: McSweeney’s, 2022. 480 pages. $21.99, paperback. In the months since SCOTUS’s overturning of Roe v. Wade it’s been incredibly difficult to feel like the voices of women and gender minorities are being listened to. While it’s easy to...

Featured Writer: Bianca Stone

At 7:30pm EST, on Thursday, September 29th, poet Bianca Stone will read her work as part of the 2022 Prout Chapel Reading Series, hosted by Bowling Green State University. This event will take place virtually, via Zoom.  Bianca Stone is a writer and artist from Vermont. She has published several books of poetry and hybrid...

Why We Chose It – ‘Book of Dolls 3’ and ‘Book of Dolls 8’ by Bruce Bond

“Book of Dolls 3” and “Book of Dolls 8” by Bruce Bond were selected last autumn and published in Mid-American Review Volume XLI in 2022. Something in MAR that we gravitate toward is the peculiar and uncanny. Work that tugs at our emotions on a deep human level and won’t let go. In poetry we...

Chapbook Review: All Small Planes

All Small Planes by Eric Roy. Whitman, Massachusetts: Lily Poetry Review, 2021. 19 pages. $12.00, paperback.  Eric Roy begins All Small Planes with a statistic: 72,000 opioid deaths in America in 2017, which comes to 197 daily deaths, an death toll equivalent to a 737 jet fatally crashing every single day. But Roy’s collection doesn’t...

Poetry Review: Traveling With the Ghosts

Traveling With the Ghosts by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu. Asheville, North Carolina: Orison Books, 2021. 107 pages. $16.00, paperback. invocation  by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu those eyes you love the violet eyes of Spring     the girl descending  the hill     or Spring itself in violent wind— let me clean the air with a vowel...

Winter Wheat 2017: Fiction Panel Features

Are you a fiction writer and attending the 2017 Winter Wheat conference? Here is just a taste of the wonderful fiction panels we have planned!   “Beginnings. Where and How Does Your Story Start?” with Brad Felver This session will aim to differentiate between strong story openings and weak ones. What makes one compelling and...

Winter Wheat 2016: Odds & Ends Panels Part II

Winter Wheat is only two days away! Here’s the last of our panels:   “Hermit Crabs, Lyric Essays, and More: Alternatives in Nonfiction,” with Nicole L. Reber This workshop will explore hermit crab essays, braided essays, listicles, and other fun forms that can have the added benefit of helping you be more productive and turn...

Winter Wheat 2016: Odds & Ends Panels

 Take a look at these miscellaneous panels we have this year!   “Writing Different Cultures: To What Extent Can We Become Insiders?” with Lisa Favicchia As writers, it seems only natural that we are influenced by our travels. However, what do we risk by writing other cultures? Can we ever really become insiders, and if...

Winter Wheat 2016: Lit Techniques and Ideas Panels

Check out these great workshops at Winter Wheat! “Writing Respectfully and Accurately about Characters with Disabilities,” with Sheri Wells-Jensen, Tex Thompson, Jason Wells-Jensen and Abberley Sorg. Being inclusive means more than choosing to designate one of your characters as disabled. It means (1) asking yourself why you want to include that character, (2) doing the...

Winter Wheat 2016: Publishing Panel Features

  Winter Wheat is only two weeks away! Interested in the field of publication? Check out these panels on publishing at this year’s writing festival!   “Market Yourself as a Writer,” with Nicole L. Reber Marketing starts long before your book is published. It should start before your book is even written. Springboarding from the...

Winter Wheat 2016: Fiction Panel Features Part III

Fiction, fiction, fiction. Check out the last of our fiction panels at this years Winter Wheat!   “Good Girl/Bad Girl: Creating Complexity in Female Characters,” with Bridget Adams Have you ever begun reading a novel and known exactly what to expect from the female characters? Have you ever wondered why your own female characters seem...