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St. Louis Anthology! Call for Writers!

St. Louis Anthology! Call for Writers!

Meet us in St. Louis The St. Louis Anthology Call for Submissions Belt Publishing will be compiling an anthology of essays, stories, and poems about St. Louis in 2019 as part of our City Anthology Series.  Even amidst its modern decline, St. Louis has been a city that shaped the region and country since it was founded more than 250 years ago. This anthology will explore the local stories that became national headlines—the catalyst of the Black Lives Matter movement, refugee resettlement, the local impact of the Manhattan Project, etc.—through historic and first person perspectives, while of course celebrating the culture...

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"The granddaddy of Chicago gentrification battles"

"The granddaddy of Chicago gentrification battles"

"At a time when gentrification and displacement of residents are hot-button issues in Pilsen, Humboldt Park and other neighborhoods, a writer is taking a deep dive into the granddaddy of Chicago gentrification battles: the transformation of Lincoln Park in the mid-20th century." Daniel Kay Hertz was just featured in an article in Crain's Business Chicago! Check it out to get some context on how his book fits into the history of gentrification in Chicago and what it means for neighborhoods today. Right now, all our books are 25% off with the code BELT25.     

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Hey Minneapolis!

Hey Minneapolis!

The Minneapolis Anthology Call for Submissions Belt Publishing will be compiling an anthology of essays, stories, and poems about Minneapolis in 2019 as part of our City Anthology Series.  Minneapolis and the surrounding area has emerged as one of the literary centers of the country, and this anthology will mark the advent of the post-Wobegon era. We are looking for stories, scenes and memories from the city that evoke the place in compelling ways. Submissions can be related to a specific place, event (personal or historical) or personage, and must take place in or around the city. St. Paul will...

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Happy publication day!

Happy publication day!

Today is the official publication day of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia! There’s been lots of buzz today, so we’ve created a breakdown of all the new interviews and articles to help you catch up:  "The Appalachia she presents is a complicated one, marked by the coal industry, yes, but also by passionate, sometimes violent local opposition to its practices. Appalachia isn’t monolithically white and it isn’t monolithically conservative. It may be Trump Country, but that’s because we all live in Trump Country." Sarah Jones for The New Republic. "Catte's new book...is an attempt to push back against destructive myths about...

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Call for submissions: The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook

Call for submissions: The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook

Chicago: city of neighborhoods, amirite? Seventy-seven of them, formally; more than 200 in subjective, ever-changing fact. But what does that actually mean? The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook, the latest in Belt's series of idiosyncratic city guides (after Cleveland and Detroit), aims to explore community history and identity in a global city through essays articulating the lived experience of its residents. Edited by Belt senior editor Martha Bayne, and building on 2017's Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology. What does it take for urban agriculture to thrive in Englewood? Can one corner store tell the story of Logan Square? Just what is going on with affordable housing...

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