Old Northwest Review is a literary journal from The Fly Came Near It that publishes fiction, poetry, 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.
Submissions to Old Northwest Review are currently closed.
Writers wishing to submit their work to Old Northwest Review 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.
- Reviews of recent work that is Midwestern in nature are permissible.
- 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 email@example.com with the following subject line: “Submission – [genre] – Last name, First name.”
Old Northwest Review is a literary journal of, from, and aligned with the culture and aesthetic of the Great Lakes region and the greater Midwest. The 2016 issue features an interview with Thomas C. Foster, author of the bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor and the new book Reading the Silver Screen: A Film Lover’s Guide to Decoding the Art Form That Moves.
Fiction from: Chris Dungey, Paul Lewellan, and Rose West. Nonfiction from: Ryan Schnurr and Phillip Sterling. Poetry from: Rita Anderson, Patricia Clark, Cal Freeman, Trenton Heille, David James, David Jibson, Richard Luftig, Herbert Woodward Martin, and Kenneth Pobo.
Old Northwest Review is a literary journal of, from, and aligned with the culture and aesthetic of the Great Lakes region and the greater Midwest. The Fall 2015 issue features an interview with Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst and co-author of the new book, The People’s Lawyer.
Poetry from: John Abbott, David R. Bowman, Melissa Chichester, KayLee Davis, Mike Finley, Mary Catherine Harper, Janet Ruth Heller, Tory V. Pearman, Kenneth Pobo, R. Elena Prieto, and T.S. Tucker. Fiction from: Scott Atkinson, Kathy Bratkowski, Jason Lee Brown, Sean Gill, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Jennifer Porter, Curtis VanDonkelaar, and Matt Young. Nonfiction from: Jon K. Lauck and Phillip Sterling.
Among the offerings in the first issue of ONR are interviews with Emmy® Award-winning actor and native Michigander, Jeff Daniels, and award-winning poet and author of An Instrument for Leaving, Monika Zobel.
The inaugural issue of Old Northwest Review includes poetry and prose by: Colin Clancy, Michael Collins, Kenneth P. Gurney, David James, Katie Kalisz, Steve Klepetar, Dan Morris, Rachel Mills, Richard King Perkins II, Thomas Zimmerman, and others.