What's New...

Emerald City

Winter 2023

Midge's short story "Infinite Regress" appears in Issue 9 of Emerald City.


October 2023

Midge's novel, FLOREANA, is forthcoming in the winter of 2025.

Devils Island

May 2023

Midge's novel, DEVILS ISLAND, co-authored with John Yunker, is forthcoming from Oceanview Publishing on September 3, 2024.

Stonecoast Review

July 2022

Midge's short story "Souvenirs" appears in Issue 17 of Stonecoast Review.

Bloody Vegans Podcast

March 1, 2022

Midge talks about My Last Continent, writing, penguins, creativity, and more on the World Vegan Travel podcast.

Bloody Vegans Podcast

February 6, 2022

Midge talks about My Last Continent, writing, publishing, and more on the UK's Bloody Vegan Podcast.


October 27, 2021

My Last Continent is reviewed by Ecofictology.

upstreet magazine

January 2021

Midge's short story "Rogue Valley" appears in Qu Magazine.

upstreet magazine

July 2020

Midge's short story "Devil's Club" appears in upstreet magazine.

Forgetting English Audiobook

February 2020

Midge's short story collection Forgetting English is forthcoming as an audiobook.

Pacifica literary review

January 2020

Midge's short story “Surrender” appears in Pacifica Literary Review.


Winter 2019/2020

Midge's short story “Red Tide” appears in Qwerty magazine.


October 2019

Midge's short story “[Indistinct Conversation]” appears in descant literary magazine.

Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

October 2019

Midge receives the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story “[Indistinct Conversation].”

Santa Fe Writers Project

October 1, 2019

Midge's short story "Harbor Island" appears in the Fall 2019 issue of Santa Fe Writers Project.

VegNews Magazine

January 3, 2018

Midge's interview with Paul Shapiro on Clean Meat appears in VegNews.

VegNews Magazine

November + December, 2017

Midge's travel article on Sydney, Australia, appears in VegNews Magazine.

Longitude Books

July 25, 2017

Midge is interviewed by Longitude Books about writing, travel, research, Antarctica, and My Last Continent.

VegNews Magazine

July 10, 2017

Midge's article on Eugene, Oregon, appears in VegNews.

VegNews Magazine

June 16, 2017

Midge's article on nonprofits adopting vegan food policies appears in VegNews.

Indie Next List

June 2017

My Last Continent is featured on the paperback Indie Next List.

ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

March 2017

My Last Continent is shortlisted for the 2017 ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) Book Awards.

Barefoot Vegan Magazine

March/April 2017

Midge's article "Killing One Animal to Save Another? Shelters and Rescues Going Veg" is published in Barefoot Vegan Magazine.

Daily Review

December 3, 2016

Midge's essay "Antarctica, an ice-capped ink blot test," is published in the Daily Review.

Our Hen House

November 19, 2016

Midge talks to Jasmin Singer about My Last Continent in this interview on the Our Hen House podcast.

Writer's Edit

October 12, 2016

Midge's article "5 Everyday Book Marketing Tips For Authors" appears in Writer's Edit magazine.


September 19, 2016

Midge's essay "No one mourns an unnamed animal: Why naming animals might help save them" appears in Zoomorphic.

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada

August 28, 2016

Jessica George reviews My Last Continent for The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada: “My Last Continent is a welcome addition to the growing catalogue of climate change fiction. It is a bold and informative investigation about the meaning and labour of love at the end of the world."

Otago Daily Times New Zealand

August 15, 2016

The Otago Daily Times of New Zealand reviews My Last Continent: “This is a beautifully written, moving, and gripping debut novel."

The Independent (UK)

August 14, 2016

My Last Continent is reviewed by The Independent (UK) : “[A] unique scenario as refreshing as it is poignant…a completely absorbing and sobering tale [that] leaves you with a far greater appreciation of a searingly beautiful world..."


July 28, 2016

Join Midge and KPBS Midday Edition host Maureen Cavanaugh at 12 noon for a chat about My Last Continent, Antarctica, and the role of fiction in environmental issues.

San Diego Union-Tribune

July 24, 2016

Midge is interviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Text Publishing UK blog tour

July 21-27, 2016

Join Midge on a blog tour ahead of the UK publication of My Last Continent.

Text Publishing Australia

July 14, 2016

Bestselling author Graeme Simsion chats with Midge about My Last Continent. Read our interview here.

Daily Review

July 6, 2016

Midge's article, "Antarctica: A continent of contrasts and conflicts," is published by Australia's Daily Review.

Literary Ashland

July 6, 2016

Ed Battistella interviews Midge for Literary Ashland.

Goodreads Debut Author Snapshot

July 5, 2016

My Last Continent, "a gripping love story set against the icy waters of Antarctica," is featured in July's Goodreads Debut Author Snapshot.

JPR Jefferson Public Radio Jefferson Exchange

June 27, 2016

Tune in on Monday, June 27, at 9 a.m. to Jefferson Public Radio's Jefferson Exchange, where Midge will talk with host Geoffrey Riley about the Antarctic, penguins, writing, My Last Continent, and more. Click here for call-in information.

The Seattle Times

June 24, 2016

My Last Continent is reviewed in The Seattle Times: "Raymond shines in capturing a shivery sense of place, in taking us somewhere most of us will never go."

The Ashland Daily Tidings

June 24, 2016

Midge talks with the Ashland Daily Tidings about Antarctica, penguins, writing, and My Last Continent.

Book Riot

June 23, 2016

My Last Continent is featured on Book Riot's "Possibly a Secret Genius" podcast: "gorgeously written, suspenseful literary fiction."

The Oregonian

June 22, 2016

My Last Continent, "a luminescent, double-layered love story," is featured in The Oregonian, with a Q&A and excerpt.

Literary Hub

June 22, 2016

Literary Hub features 5 Important Works of Eco-Fiction You Need to Read.

The Penmen Review, Southern New Hampshire University

June 21, 2016

Midge chats with Southern New Hampshire University's Penmen Review about My Last Continent, writing, storytelling, book marketing, and more.

My Last Continent

June 7 to June 20, 2016

Win an advance copy of My Last Continent on Goodreads! The giveaway ends June 20, 2016.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

June 4, 2016

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune includes My Last Continent on its "hottest fiction of the summer" list: "Midge Raymond’s debut novel is a sensitive exploration of how even the smallest action can ripple through an ecosystem—seemingly impenetrable, but as fragile as the human heart."

Indie Next List

June 2016

My Last Continent is on July's Indie Next List!

Library Journal

June 2, 2016

Library Journal reviews My Last Continent: "Atmospheric and adventurous, Raymond’s debut is for readers who like their romances in unexpected, faraway settings...the story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages."


June 1, 2016

Booklist reviews My Last Continent: "Raymond's masterful debut contemplates the ecological and emotional dangers that lurk within and without uncharted waters."

Daily Beast

May 28, 2016

Midge's piece "Cruise Ships In The Arctic Take Titanic Risks" appears in The Daily Beast.


May 2016

My Last Continent is among Bustle's Books That Are Bringing The Heat This Summer.

Chicago Tribune Printers Row

May 22, 2016

Midge's story "Harbor Island" is published in Issue 223 of the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row magazine.

Reed Magazine

May 2016

Midge's story "The Crying Girl" appears in Issue 69 of Reed Magazine.

My Last Continent: A Novel

March 31, 2016

Kirkus reviews My Last Continent: “An atmospheric tale of love discovered, and losses endured, in Antarctica. … The unpredictability of the splendors and terrors of life at the southern pole creates a backdrop of foreboding entirely appropriate for the story's cinematic resolution [and] the authentic rendering of the setting distinguishes Raymond's novel from other stories of love in perilous times and places."

My Last Continent

February 5 to March 5, 2016

Win an advance copy of My Last Continent on Goodreads! The giveaway ends March 5, 2016.

Yemassee Journal

Autumn 2015

Midge's story "Infant in Arms" appears in Yemassee Journal 22.2.

Yemassee Journal

October 6, 2015

Midge talks about writing, place, process, and her forthcoming story "Infant in Arms" with the editors of Yemassee Journal.

The Nottingham Review

Autumn 2015

Midge's story "Nesting" appears in The Nottingham Review.

The Vignette Review

June 21, 2015

An excerpt of Midge's story "First Sunday" (included in Forgetting English) appears in the summer issue of The Vignette Review.

KSKQ 98.5 FM

April 24, 2015

Midge talks with Ed Battistella and Michael Niemann of Literary Ashland on KSKQ 98.5 FM.

Hawai'i Pacific Review

March 26, 2015

Midge's story "Animal Hospital" appears in the latest issue of Hawai'i Pacific Review.

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine

February 2015

Midge's short-short story "Café Gratitude" appears in the latest issue of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.

Poets & Writers magazine

July/August 2014

Midge's article "My Book Is a Year Old, Now What? How to Keep the Buzz Alive" appears in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers magazine.

Straylight magazine

Summer 2014

Midge's story "Ex Parte" appears in the Volume 8.1 of Straylight magazine.

Bellevue Literary Review

Fall 2013

Midge's story "Examining Rooms" is published in Bellevue Literary Review.

Author Magazine

September 2013

An excerpt of Everyday Book Marketing is published in Author Magazine.

Potomac Review

August 2013

Midge's story "Three Things I Used to Know" is published in Potomac Review.

Eunoia Review

August 28, 2013

Midge's story "Santorini" is reprinted in Eunoia Review.

Savvy Verse & Wit

October 26, 2012

Everyday Writing is reviewed in Savvy Verse & Wit.

The Creative Penn

October 20, 2012

Find out how to "Think Like A Writer Every Day, Even If You Can’t Write Every Day," in this post on The Creative Penn.

The Lascaux Review

September 2012

Midge's story "Accidents" is reprinted in The Lascaux Review.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Midge offers a series of 5-minute prompts for summer writing at the Author Exposure blog.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Check out these 3 writing tips and prompts to keep your writing going in "Finding Room to Write This Summer" on The Alchemist's Kitchen blog.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Midge talks with Sheila Bender of Writing It Real about everyday writing, publishing, and the writing life.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Keep your writing going this summer with these summer writing prompts on The Lively Muse.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Get tips and prompts for how to be an everyday writer in this Mojo Monday post on Writerhead.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Learn "5 Ways to Make Time for Creativity" in this article at StyleSubstanceSoul.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Check out this Q&A about being an everyday writer with Erika Dreifus in The Practicing Writer.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Midge writes about being an everyday writer on the Passages North literary magazine Writers on Writing blog.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Read an excerpt — and try a few writing prompts! — from Everyday Writing on Jane Friedman's blog.

Seattle Wrote

February 21, 2012

Midge is featured on the Seattle Wrote blog, in this Q&A on writing, publishing, and Forgetting English.

WomenArts Quarterly Journal

Winter 2012

Midge's story "Side Effects" appears in the Winter 2012 issue of WomenArts Quarterly Journal.

The Writer magazine

January 2012

Midge co-authors the article "40 Prompts to Get You Writing" in the February 2012 issue of The Writer magazine.

Bellingham Review

November 2011

Midge's story "Fire Season," from the Spring 2011 issue of Bellingham Review, is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Conversations Across Borders

November 2011

Midge's story "Water Children" appears in the November issue of Conversations Across Borders.

The Writer magazine

October 2011

Midge's feature article "Fixes for Your Fiction: Too Much Information" appears in the November issue of The Writer magazine.

Passages North

September 2011

Midge's story "Floaters" goes online in the archives of Passages North.

Escape Into Life

August 2011

Midge's story "Lost Art" appears in Escape Into Life.

July 6, 2011

Midge talks about the state of Writerhead with Kristin Bair O'Keeffe.


July 2011

Midge's story "The Longest Part of the Night," winner of Redivider's 2011 fiction contest, appears in Redivider.


July 2011

Midge's story "Witch Creek" appears in Dragnet magazine. And check out the issue's trailer here.


June 2011

Midge wins Redivider's fiction contest for her story "The Longest Part of the Night."

April 30, 2011

Midge is interviewed by Nicole Vollrath of San Diego Writers, Ink.

Translation Memory

March 2011

Midge's story "Translation Memory," which first appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, is now available on the Kindle.

Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean

March 2011

Midge's story "Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean," which first appeared in Roanoke Review, is now available on the Kindle.

Beyond the Kopjes

March 2011

Midge's story "Beyond the Kopjes" is now available on the Kindle.

December 2010

Check out Love in the Time of Amazon.com -- an award-winning book trailer (of sorts) about love, obsession...and sales rankings.

Crab Creek Review

November 2010

Midge's story "Two Lies and a Truth" is reprinted in the Fall 2010 issue of Crab Creek Review.

The Summerset Review

September 15, 2010

Midge's story "Anodyne" is reprinted in the Fall 2010 issue of The Summerset Review.

Seattle Woman magazine

September 2010

Midge and other local writers talk about writing groups in the article "Finding Your Writing Community" in the September 2010 issue of Seattle Woman magazine.

cream city review

August 2010

Midge's story "Accidents" appears in the (slightly belated) Spring 2010 issue of cream city review.

Santa Fe Writers Project

July 15, 2010

Midge's story "Santorini" is reprinted in the literary journal of the Santa Fe Writers Project.

Style Substance Soul

July 13, 2010

Midge talks about writing, travel, and relationships with StyleSubstanceSoul.


March 2010

Midge's story "The Color Blue" appears in the 45th Anniversary double issue of TriQuarterly.

Freight Stories

March 2010

Midge's story "Crossroads" appears in Freight Stories No. 6.

The Wanderlust Review

February 2010

Midge's story "The Gospel of Thomas" appears in the inaugural issue of Seattle's The Wanderlust Review.

The Short Review

January 2010

Midge is interviewed by The Short Review...

December 2009

Forgetting English is #2 on the list of Seattle Books Examiner's Best Books of 2009.

Artist Trust

October 15, 2009

Midge is one of 16 artists awarded a 2009 Artist Trust Fellowship Award. The award recognizes an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline.

June 11, 2009

Forgetting English is one of Seattle Books Examiner's Best Beach Reads for Summer.

June 10, 2009

Forgetting English has been chosen as a June Book Club selection by ForeWord Magazine -- with a free download of the story "The Ecstatic Cry" available from June 10-17, 2009.

May 5, 2009

Check out an interview with Midge by Diana Joseph, author of I'm Sorry You Feel That Way and Happy or Otherwise.

American Literary Review

January 2009

American Literary Review's Fall 2008 issue features Midge's story "Twin Falls," which also appears in Forgetting English.

Roanoke Review

July 1, 2008

The Spring/Summer issue of Roanoke Review is hot off the presses, featuring "Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean," which is also included in Forgetting English.

June 2008

Forgetting English is available for pre-order from Amazon.

Bayou magazine

May 2008

Bayou magazine has just arrived, featuring Midge's story "Santorini."