We seek short fictions, essays and poems that have some relationship to the Great Lakes region. The work should be set here or written by writers living in the region.

If accepted, the piece will be published on our website,, and be considered for our “best-of” print issue at the end of the year. Not all work chosen for the web will appear in the print edition.

We purchase first North American serial rights and non-exclusive electronic rights for our website. All other rights are retained by the author.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask to be informed immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions are closed until 2018.