this year, belt magazine From the corner store in Akron to the paper mill in Green Bay, the resting place in Breezewood to the burial mounds of Ohio. Every December, we tally up the most read articles of the year and present the top 10. This is of interest to Rust Belt readers. These are the essays and features we get emailed (happy, unsatisfied, and everywhere in between), get engagement on social media, and are brought up in conversation by friends and family.
Of course, all this is only possible with the generous support and contributions of our subscribers and partners. These stories are funded by you, our subscriber, with matching grants from NewsMatch. As well as financial support from the Literary Journals and Publishing Council. Ohio Arts Council; Ohio Humanities; Indiana Humanities Council; Temple Hoyne Buell American Center for Architectural Research;Many of these works can be found in our annual anthology Rust Belt Vol. V, It features essays and commentaries from last year in magazines. The anthology will be available in the online shop next month for $20, but new subscribers who pay $10 a month will receive one copy, and during the day he will also give one of his copies to current subscribers who donate $10. is distributed.
Thank you for reading, engaging and supporting me. Next year is his 10th anniversary for us, and we have some important announcements to make in the coming months. From the history of the Midwest glass industry, to how fair-trade apiaries are redefining agriculture, to the account of the infamous St. Louis “Hobo King,” to Ohio’s radical punk rock crowd. No doubt we’ll be discussing many of these pieces over the next year.
Ed Simon, Editor
Alison Torres Burtka
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