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Want to Get Weird?

Midwest Weird is an audio literary magazine featuring

weird fiction and nonfiction by Midwestern writers.


What is Weird?

It could be the style. The content. The genre. It could be you.

If you think it’s weird, your work may fit with us.

Your work can be original, or it can be previously published.

Here’s some examples of work we find delightfully weird:



I Love Dick

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl


A Ghost in the Throat

The Dark Dark


Midnight Burger


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for weird work from writers based in the Midwest.

We’re especially looking for work from writers who are women or nonbinary, part of the LGBTQ, BIPOC, and disabled communities, and/or other underrepresented writers.

We’re also looking for writers who are excited about creating audio versions of their work. Midwest Weird is expanding the notion of a literary magazine,

and what creators of today can do.

How will this work?

If your work becomes part of Midwest Weird,

your story can be read and produced by our team, or you can take the lead.

We may also create bonuses for our readers and subscribers based around you.

This could be interviews, additional work, your favorite recommendations, etc.


You will retain all rights to your story.

In the future, we'll also offer honorariums for accepted work.


Long story short

If you think we might like your work, send it our way. And stay weird.

Submit now!

Send us a word or pdf doc with your fiction or nonfiction.

Include a short bio, including your membership in any underrepresented groups.

Don't sweat if you haven't published much in the past; we're eager for new voices!

Have any audio or podcast experience? Let us know!

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