Introducing Old Northwest Review

chicago building2The Fly Came Near It is proud to announce a call for submissions for the inaugural issue of Old Northwest Review.

Old Northwest Review is a literary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, photography, and creative non-fiction that is of, from, and aligned with the culture and aesthetic of the Great Lakes region and the Greater Midwest. The journal takes its name from the former Northwest Territory of the United States (“Northwest” referring to the land northwest of the Ohio River) – in this sense the journal’s namesake is the very region that provides its ethos.

Submission Guidelines

The call for submissions for Old Northwest Review’s inaugural edition is running now until July 25, 2014. Writers wishing to submit their work to ONR must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All work must be that of the submitting author and not previously published elsewhere.
  • Fiction and creative non-fiction submissions should be no more than 5,000 words.
  • Poets are allowed to submit up to three poems.
  • All poetry, fiction, and non-fiction work must be submitted in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf  – submissions sent in any other file formats will not be reviewed or opened.
  • Photographers are allowed to submit up to 10 photos and are encouraged to submit photographs that are collectively thematic.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed. We politely ask that authors let us know immediately if a piece submitted to Old Northwest Review has been selected to be published elsewhere.
  • Please send submissions to with the following subject line: “Submission – [genre] – Last name, First name.”



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