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Circulation: 4 million
Special issues: Best of the Midwest Travel (March), Taste of Summer (May), Comfort Food (September)
Background: Midwest Living, founded in 1987 and part of Meredith's portfolio of titles based in Des Moines, Iowa, remains the only publication focused exclusively on the dozen states that encompass the Midwest. Interestingly, since launching nearly 30 years ago, the magazine has had only two editors-in-chief -- its founding editor, Dan Kaercher, and Greg Philby, who took over in 2007, after serving as the magazine's executive editor for five years.
"We really focus on highlighting all that is wonderful and special within the Midwest," said travel editor Amanda Glazebrook. "We are all Midwesterners here. We all love the Midwest, and we really speak to that spirit." The magazine strives to capture the best in regional food, travel, home, garden and lifestyle topics. Each issue offers an insider's view of places to go, things to do, mouth-watering recipes prepared with local ingredients, and extraordinary homes and gardens.