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"Trespassing" Published by Midwestern Gothic

This is no April Fool's joke!

My first story from my Wolf-Ely Writing Project is now published! You can read the complete story, “Trespassing,” in the Spring 2015 issue of Midwestern Gothic! Order your copy at HERE.

Read my online author bio HERE.

If you plan to be at AWP in Minneapolis April 8-11, purchase your copy in person when you visit Midwestern Gothic at the book fair (table #2032), chat with the editors, and peruse issues.

Thank you, Minnesota State Arts Board and Midwestern Gothic!



ABOUT MIDWESTER GOTHIC (quoted from the website)

Midwestern Gothic (ISSN 2159-8827) is a quarterly print literary journal out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived here. Midwestern Gothic aims to collect the very best in Midwestern writing in a way that has never been done before, cataloging the oeuvre of an often-overlooked region of the United States ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales.

Don’t be fooled by our name. Gothic fiction is often defined as the inclusion of deeply flawed, often “grotesque” characters in realistic (and, oftentimes unpleasant) settings/situations. At Midwestern Gothic, we take to heart the realistic aspects of Gothic fiction. Not every piece needs to be dark or twisted or full of despair, but we are looking for real life, inspired by the region, good, bad, or ugly.

Ultimately, we’re striving to catalog the best of Midwestern writers, and whether it be pieces physically set in the Midwest, or work inspired by your time living here, we want it.


Wendy Skinner is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.