Midwest Review now, writing classes in Madison in May!


Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Writers’ Institute a great success! The new issue of the Midwest Review was launched over the weekend and is now available at our new website where you’ll also find submission guidelines for the 2017 issue. Looking for a writing class to keep the momentum going, or to get you started? See below…


A new session of writing workshops and classes in Madison begins in May. Here for more information and to register. Six week classes in fiction and nonfiction, for writers of all levels, in five convenient locations around town! We hope to see you there.


Thank You and Happy New Year!


We at the Writer’s Institute thank all of you who helped make 2015 a great year for our community.

Thank you to those of you who participated in our writing classes, here in Madison or online.

Thank you to those of you who attended one of our successful conferences: Writer’s Institute, Write by the Lake, and Weekend With Your Novel.

Thank you to those of you who worked with our writers and editors through our critique service.

Thank you to those of you who submitted your work for the next issue of Midwest Review.

And congratulations to all of you who found success in 2015, completing writing projects, publishing stories, poems, essays, and books, and to those of you who began new projects. We encourage you all to keep reading, writing, and revising.

We wish you all the best in the coming new year, and look forward to continuing to support you in your development as a writer.

Christopher Chambers nominated for Pushcart Prize!


The editors of The Southern Review have nominated “Amplifier,” an essay by Christopher Chambers for the annual Pushcart Prize anthology of the best of the small presses. “Amplifier” was published in the summer issue of The Southern Review.


Chambers, a writer, an editor, and a teacher, recently joined the Writers’ Institute at the University of Wisconsin Division of Continuing Studies where he teaches courses in creative writing, provides manuscript critiques, directs the Weekend With Your Novel conference, and is Managing Editor of Midwest Review.