Publisher Looking for Midwestern Novels Switchgrass Books, the fiction imprint of Northern Illinois University, is seeking full-length literary novels set in or about the Midwest by authors with midwestern ties. Submission guidelines are available at www.switchgrass.niu.edu/. By Maeve Maddox Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London. View all of Maeve Maddox's posts.