Read what the media has said about us:

"For the past five years, a small press called Belt Publishing has been bringing out intriguing nonfiction books about the Midwest; now they've started a new series called Belt Revivals to publish classic Midwestern fiction as well as nonfiction." – Maureen Corrigan for  Fresh Air 

 "Five years after its launch as a regional press specializing in nonfiction books about the industrial Midwest, Belt Publishing is growing rapidly and gaining visibility in the marketplace." –  Claire Kirch for Publishers Weekly 

"Small presses across Appalachia and the Rust Belt consistently publish, to little fanfare, incredibly diverse work — books that are lush, gritty, surprising and so very true. Perhaps the best example, or certainly the best place to begin, is Catte’s “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.” This edgy, meticulous work of nonfiction from Cleveland’s Belt Publishing dispels many myths about the region."–  Leah Hampton for the Los Angeles Times 

"This year, the Cleveland-based press...looked to that region’s literary history for the Belt Revival series, a collection of new editions of Midwestern classics. Each book  there are currently five — is retrofitted with new introductions and arresting covers.–  Lovia Gyarkye for the New York Times Books Briefing

"Belt anthologies offer readers an opportunity to find stories and perspectives from their place, in which they may recognize themselves." – Alastair Boone and Kriston Capps for CityLab

"Belt Publishing... promotes a kind of progressive Rust Belt pride without succumbing to cliché or hipster irony." – Jennifer Schuessler for the New York Times.

"In the past ten months, the question 'What happened?' has been asked of the Rust Belt more than ever before. But it’s the same question Belt has been answering for the past four years. Has anyone had been listening?" – Amanda Arnold for Lit Hub

"[Belt]...has served as a thoughtful foil to national-media characterizations of the region as either hopelessly dystopic or cheerfully rebounding, sticking instead to a knotty middle."– Christopher Borrelli for the Chicago Tribune

For media requests regarding Amanda Kolson Hurley's Radical Suburbs or Raechel Anne Jolie's Rust Belt Femme please contact Michelle Blankenship at

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