Do you love the Midwest as much as we do? 

We are always looking for talented Midwesterners who share our passion for storytelling.

submissions + Guest Posts

Writers, photographers, videographers and bloggers across the Midwest, we'd love to hear from you and share your adventures in regional travel, culture, food and the great outdoors.

To submit a story, email

A couple ground rules first:

  • Submissions must be complete stories, including both words and photos.

  • Please include the words "Midwestival Submission" somewhere in the email subject line.

  • Tell us a little about yourself! We like meeting new people!

  • The Midwestival isn't a personal blog, so please keep that in mind with topics and tone.

  • Images must be at least 1500 pixels wide. Large files don't travel well by email (and sometimes end up in spam filters), so please share larger image files via a file share program where they won't get stuck in the black hole of the Internet.

  • The Midwestival is a labor of love. We create for the sake of creating, and that means we don't have a budget to pay contributors. However, occasionally we pass on sponsored travel opportunities and other perks to our regular contributors.

Looking forward to hearing from you!