"it is inaccrochable"

Gertrude Stein may well have been accurate in her assessment that the story would not lend itself to publication. Certainly Boni and Liveright, the New York publisher of Hemingway's In Our Time, agreed with the sentiment, refusing to incorporate it into the collection of short stories. In fact, owing to its daring themes and explicit content, aside from an appearance in the 1923 limited edition of Three Stories and Ten Poems (of which only three hundred copies were produced), 'Up in Michigan' would not be found in print again until its inclusion in Scribner's The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938).