Between Coasts is an online magazine publishing stories about the middle for the coasts–and for us. Our stories are written by people who live in so-called red counties with a particular focus on the ways in which national trends and policies shape local lives. If you’re interested in sponsoring the work we do, contact us at


Between Coasts tells stories from the flyover country, local journalism with a national outlook. We are especially interested in deeply reported narrative journalism. Coming issues will focus on these topics, broadly interpreted: Bake Sales, Drugs, Weapons, Work, Home, Incarceration. Go to our website for a better sense of what we’re up to. Email pitches or full pieces (no more than 2500 words) to

Between Coasts holds first publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, nor authorize or permit the publication of, any part of the material for three months following first publication. For reprints we ask for acknowledgement of first publication in Between Coasts.


  • Jack Shuler (Editor, Writer)
  • Lizz Stearns (Associate Editor)
  • Kasey Grieco McNeally (Assistant Editor, Writer)
  • Sarah Schaff (Assistant Editor)
  • Aaron Fuleki (Technical Director, Assistant Editor)
  • Trent Edmunds (Illustration)