Belt Magazine

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EditorRyan Schnurr
CategoriesCultural magazine
PublisherBelt Media Collaborative
FounderAnne Trubek
Year founded2013
CountryUnited States
Based inCleveland, Ohio

Belt Magazine is a digital nonprofit news organization that covers the Rust Belt and the American Midwest.[1] It was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2013 by Anne Trubek, and is published by the Belt Media Collaborative.[2] According to the magazine's website, Belt is "dedicated to publishing thoughtful, nuanced writing about the past, present, and future of the region."[3] The magazine has received praise for its coverage of the Rust Belt from several media outlets.[4] American Prospect described Belt in 2014 as "the nation's new literary darling," praising the magazine's coverage of the industrial Midwest.[5] The magazine's coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention was reprinted in The Atlantic.[6] Belt has a sister publication called Belt Publishing, which publishes book-length works on the Rust Belt.[7]


  1. ^ Trubek, Anne. "About Us". Belt Magazine. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  2. ^ "Belt Magazine". Institute for Nonprofit News. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  3. ^ Trubek, Anne. "About Us". Belt Magazine. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ about page
  5. ^ Teuscher, Amanda; Cohen, Rachel M. (2014-11-24). "The Next Cool Thing: Great Writing From the Middle of America". The American Prospect. ISSN 1049-7285. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  6. ^ Magazine, David Giffels, Belt (2016-07-22). "Dispatch From a Ghost Town". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  7. ^ "What we do". Belt Publishing. Retrieved 2019-03-25.

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