Welcome to The Midland

This site is dedicated to the history of The Midland Magazine, a publication established by the late John T. Frederick. We invite you to browse around and explore the history of The Midland magazine and John T. Frederick.

Established in 1915, The Midland was a magazine devoted to publishing the works of Midwestern writers who did not have the exposure necessary to get published in larger periodicals. John T. Frederick continued with The Midland until the Great Depression in 1933 forced it to finally close shop. Our hope is to keep the spirit of The Midland alive in these pages, so we have brought you works written by John T. Frederick, but never published.

And one final word must be said about the logo on our site. John T. Frederick had originally developed one for his magazine, which can be viewed here. When we decided to create this site we wanted to update the logo some to a more modern theme. The new logo was developed by the incomparable Alexander Betinski of AlexBet.com. Our sincere thanks to him for his outstanding help and great creativity.