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More good news, more reviews: February roundup

More good news, more reviews: February roundup

It's the end of February already? Early this month we launched Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, and we've been delighted by the response from critics and readers. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite clips from recent reviews and interviews:    "[Elizabeth Catte's] assertions are both sensible and radical. It seems we are getting a lot wrong." Mark Jones, interviewing Elizabeth for Make Change. "Catte’s book should be read by: everyone who is interested in Appalachia; everyone named J.D. Vance; everyone who read Hillbilly Elegy; everyone who recommended that book to anyone else; every reporter who parachuted into Appalachia to...

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Rust Belt Terroir: A Culinary Road Trip Into Uncertain Territory

Rust Belt Terroir: A Culinary Road Trip Into Uncertain Territory

We are thrilled to announce that Beth Kracklauer, Food and Drinks editor of the Wall Street Journal and Pittsburgh resident, will be writing a book for us! Check it out.

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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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