Molly Rideout has published both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of print and online publications. Click the titles below to read the piece or learn where you can buy a copy of the work. She has also self-published a number of stories in zine form.

Publications | Publicity


In Memoriam” (Fiction). Mississippi Review. Issue 47: Winter/Spring 2019. Print.

The Metairie Loop” (Fiction). Tampa Review. Issue 57/58: 2019. Forthcoming.

"How to Field Dress A Pair of Turkeys at a New Orleans Transient Camp" (Nonfiction). Cicatrice. Nov 2017. Sheffield University, UK. Online.

"Selections from A Midwestern Elegy" (Fiction). Rootstalk, Vol. 4, Issue 1: Fall 2017. Grinnell College. Print & Online.

"Selections from A Midwestern Elegy" (Fiction). Wapsipinicon Almanac, No. 24: 2017. Print.

"Hands" (Fiction). Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. Iowa State University. Spring 2017

"Flood" (Fiction). Cahoodaloodaling. Issue 19. 2016 Online.

"The Day the Colors Left" (Fiction). The Gateway Review. Vol 2 #1: 2016. Print.

"Iowa's Already Got Those" (Fiction). Wapsipinicon Almanac. No. 22: 2015. Print.

"Death on the Health Insurance Marketplace" (Nonfiction). Front Porch Journal. Issue 30. Texas State University. Fall 2015. Online.

"There Are Ghosts in This House" (Nonfiction). Embodied Effigies. Spring 2015. Print.

"Lost: Virginity" (Nonfiction). Clare Literary Magazine. Cardinal Stritch University. Spring 2015. Online.

"Corn Plots" (Fiction). Bluestem. Eastern Illinois University. March 2015. Online.

"This is The Part Where We Save The Earth" (Essay). Mapping Residencies. Vol 2: Networks. SPAIN. March 2015. Published in English and Spanish.

"Super Bug" (Fiction). Marathon Literary Review. Issue 7. Arcadia University. February 2015. Online.

Poisoned Rum” (Nonfiction). Dirty Chai Magazine. Issue 4: Love Child. Fall 2014. Online.

The Great River Road” (Fiction). Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. Ed. Lance Sacknoff & Xavier Cavazos. Iowa City: Ice Cube Press, 2014. Print.

Due Date” (Fiction/Visual Art). Driftwood Press. Vol. 2.  2014. Print. (Pushcart nomination)

Nuclear Iowa” (Fiction). WarBing Magazine. Vol. 3. 2013. Print.

 “Cultivating Ecological Themes in Art” (Essay). Alliance of Artist Communities. Dec 12, 2013. Online.

The Bored Child” (Essay). Cooler By the Lake: StoryStudio’s Online Magazine. Nov 2010. Online.

The Ghost of Mears Cottage” (Fiction). Grinnell Magazine, Spring 2010. Print.

"Leaving Wisconsin for the First Time.Wisconsin Women Magazine. December 2006. Print.

Freelance articles. Wisconsin State Journal. 2005-07. Print.



Johnson, Michael. “Artist Collective Leaves Behind a Legacy of Connection and Collaboration.” Creating Connection. January 2019. Online.

McAllister, Michael. "Grin City Collective Honors Obsolete, Releases Community Resource Guide." Our Grinnell. June 2017. Online.

Vatner, Jonathan. "Grin City Collective Shifts Focus." Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar/Apr 2016. Print. 

"Culture, Region and Place - Iowa: Matt Harris & Bill Menner in Conversation with Molly Rideout." Next Generation. 16 Feb 2016.

"2016 Spillways Residency Fellows Announced." Antenna / Press Street. New Orleans. 9 Dec 2015.

"Gallery Opening: USE YOUR WORDS." Wormfarm Institute. 21 July 2015.

"2015 Farm/Art DTour Artists Selected." Wormfarm Institute. 16 July 2015. 

Arnold, Maddy. "Cedar Rapids Library puts up unusual public art.The Gazette 20 May 2015. Print.

Leonard, Bob. "IN DEPTH: Poetry on Library Walls." KNIA/KRLA News 19 May 2015. Radio.

"An Artist Writing Project from Grin City." American Libraries Magazine. 16 May 2015. Online. 

Dillard, Rob. "A Rare Writing Project from the Artists Known as Grin City." Iowa Public Radio 13 May 2015. Radio.

"Artist reading, discussion coming to Newton Public Library." Newton Daily News. 8 May 2015. Print

Morain, Michael. "Iowa's Grin City Collective helps creative minds wander." Des Moines Register 24 Aug 2014. Print.

Morain, Michael. "See Grin City residents' work in Des Moines, Iowa City." Des Moines Register 24 Aug 2014. Print.

Schmitz, David. "The Festival as Art." Iowa Arts Council Field Notes Blog 25 September 2013. Online.

Hunn, Sarrita. "Grin City Collective." Temporary Art Review 18 June 2013. Online.

"Grin City Arts Collective." Iowa Source May 2013. Online.

Hoskins, Tim. "Fertile Ground for Creativity." Iowa Farmer Today 01 December 2012. Print.