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Dear Friends of MWC,

I hope this finds you safe and well as we prepare to close the book on 2021. As we look back and reflect on all of the challenges and successes we’ve experienced this year, the moments that stand out most all center around community, of having more opportunities to be around one another, to share writing in the same space, and how important community is for our writing and for all of our endeavors. So, in the spirit of community, I thought I would share a handful of quotes from the MWC community, to share more about the importance of our work and the impact it has on people’s lives…

Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Great River Writer’s Retreat — Jeffrey Wolf!

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Great River Writer’s Retreat, Jeffery Wolf of Chicago, IL! Wolf was a recent finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Prize and the Arkansas International Emerging Writer’s Prize. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Stream, descant, Jewish and others. He has an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and teaches English at Columbia College Chicago.

The Foster-Stahl Chapbook Series is Open for Submissions!

MWC Press, the press imprint of The Midwest Writing Center, is thrilled to announce The Foster-Stahl Chapbook Series is open for submissions for its second year. The Series looks to publish outstanding short collections of poetry, prose (fiction or nonfiction), or hybrid work from poets and writers living in the upper Midwest region (this includes the following states served by Arts Midwest: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI). Submissions for the second year of the series are open now.