Proposals Currently Being Accepted

January 13, 2021:

We are currently soliciting proposals to edit one volume of a new series of books about music in the Midwest, with a focus on the Rust Belt. Each volume will focus on one genre and one city (some examples would be Cleveland Post-Punk, Chicago House, Detroit Garage Rock). Editors will write an introduction as well as conduct or compile interviews and/or oral histories with musicians and producers. 

Editors should be experienced music critics with deep ties to the city. All will receive an advance and royalties. 

If you are interested in editing a volume, please send a 3-4 paragraph query to query@beltmag.com. No attachments please. If we are interested, we will follow up to request more information.