Come visit us at Booth #232!
Pushcart Prizes and Special Mentions!
We’re thrilled for our contributors Rita Dove and LeVan D. Hawkins, who have been awarded Pushcart Prizes for their work in CQR #33, and for A.D. Nauman (CQR #34) and David Nicholson (CQR #33), given Special Mention in the 2023 Pushcart Prize Anthology!
CQR contributors recognized in Best American Short Stories & Best American Essays!
Congratulations to our contributors who’ve been recognized this year in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays!
—Cliff Thompson, whose essay “Ming Yang Fu, Or Seeking Words at Age Thirteen” from CQR #33 has been named a Notable Essay of the year by Best American Essays 2022!
—Jerald Walker, whose essay “An American Right” from CQR #33 has been named a Notable Essay of the year by Best American Essays 2022!
—Rachel Eliza Griffith, whose story “Miracle River” appeared in CQR #33 and has been selected as a Distinguished Story of the year in Best American Short Stories 2022!
—A.D. Nauman, whose story “The Cat” from CQR #34 has been named a Distinguished Story of the year in Best American Short Stories 2022!
Announcing the release of CQR #36!
Featuring work by: Chris Arp * Jennifer Bannan * Keri Bentz * Barbara Blades * Alan Bodnar * Jessica Breheny * Ricardo Cazares * Jinwoo Chong * Stephen Cramer * Jose Hernandez Diaz * Kerry James Evans * Shannon Fandler * Mohan Fitzgerald * Stephen Gibson * Henrietta Goodman * Benjamin S. Grossberg * Joe Imwalle * Juan Ramón Jiménez * Elizabeth Kadetsky * Scott Karambis * Peter Kessler * Chuck Kramer * Dorianne Laux * Brian Ma * Ken Malatesta * Michael Milburn * Julie Murphy * Devin Thomas O’Shea * Zack Rogow * aureleo sans * Lisa Sardinas * Devin Schiff * David Sheskin * Scott Spencer * Wally Swist * Sara Truuvert * Gemini Wahhaj * Charlie Watts * Ian Randall Wilson * Laura Budofsky Wisniewski
Cover image: “Puzzle” by Barbara Blades
CQR at Printers Row
Come visit the editors at the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tent, September 10 & 11, 2022
Announcing the release of CQR #35!
Featuring work by: Prad Aphachan * Ann Voorhees Baker * A. J. Bermudez * Anthony Berris * Sheldon Costa * William C. Crawford * Alicia DeRollo * Terri Drake * Mark Duncan * Banzelman Guret * Barbara Haas * Charlie Hahn * Stephanie Hayes * Gary Houston * Ulrica Hume * Amy Kiger-Williams * Federico Garcia Lorca * Michelle Massie * Michael Mattes * George McDermott * Sam Meekings * Jane Morton * Dipika Mukherjee * Jan Nakao * Yoram Naslavsky * E. Nolan * Jack Norman * Ann Pedone * Matt Polzin * John Robinson * William Roebuck * Malcolm Rothman * Andrew Schofield * Susan Shepherd * D. James Smith * Wally Swist * Kristine Thatcher * Michael Trocchia * Francis Walsh * Whitney Watson
Cover: “Labyrinth” by Jan Nakao
The Poets of CQR #34!
Fabulous gathering hosted by CQR poetry editor Jake Young–with C. Dylan Bassett, John Blair, Laurel Blossom, Erika Brumett, Kwame Dawes, Stephen Gibson, Lowell Jaeger, Dorianne Laux, John Sibley Williams, and Pui Ying Wong.
Announcing CQR #34!
Cover photo “Midday” by Susan Mathison
Featuring work by: Jordi Torres Barroso * C Dylan Bassett * John Blair * Laurel Blossom * Erika Brumett * Christopher Buckley * Kwame Dawes * Stephen Gibson * Charles Holdefer * Richard Holinger * Jack Hurst * Lowell Jaeger * Dorianne Laux * Zhengqian (Ian) Li * George Looney * William Luvaas * Michael Malan * Susan Mathison * Deborah Moreno * Yxta Maya Murray * Steve Nam * A.D. Nauman * Amy Newman * Christopher Notarnicola * Dan Pinkerton * Antonia Pozzi * Elisabeth Preston-Hsu * Elizabeth Richardson * William Roebuck * Melinda Rooney * Victor Ladis Schultz * Kylee Sibilia * Diane Sunden * Wally Swist * Giuseppe Ungaretti * Lavanya Vasudevan * Siamak Vossoughi * James Whorton Jr. * Henry Clayton Wickham * John Sibley Williams * Ian Randall Wilson * Gregory Wolff * Pui Ying Wong * Rogers Worthington
CQR Contributors receive Best American recognition!
Congratulations to our contributors who’ve been recognized this year in various volumes of the Best American Series!
—Samina Hadi-Tabassum, whose story “Sajid” from CQR #32 has been named a Distinguished Story of the year by Best American Short Stories 2021!
—George Cotkin, whose essay “A Kiss: Marianne Moore and Joseph Cornell” from CQR #31 has been named a Notable Essay of the year by Best American Essays 2021!
—Jessie Kraemer, whose essay “The Wright Brother” appeared in CQR #32 and has been selected as a Notable Essay of the year in Best American Essays 2021!
—Harrison Hill, whose essay “Rapture” from CQR #32 has been named to the list of Notable Travel Writing in Best American Travel Writing 2021!
—Delia C. Pitts, whose story “The Killer” from CQR #31 has been named a Distinguished Mystery and Suspense story in Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021!
Announcing the release CQR #33, An Anthology of Black American Literature edited by Charles Johnson
Guest edited by Charles Johnson, this anthology of Black American literature features work by: Jeffery Renard Allen * Steven Barnes * Arthur Burghardt * Cyrus Cassells * Louis Chude-Sokei * Aaron Coleman * celeste doaks * Rita Dove * Rachel Eliza Griffiths * Peter J. Harris * Le Van D. Hawkins * Tsehaye Geralyn Hébert * David Henderson * E. Hughes * Charles Johnson * Jamiel Law * Clarence Major * John McCluskey, Jr. * E. Ethelbert Miller * Yesenia Montilla * David Nicholson * Delia C. Pitts * Mona Lisa Saloy * Sharyn Skeeter * Clifford Thompson * Jerald Walker * Jan Willis
Cover Art by Jamiel Law
Best American Essays 2020
The Chicago Quarterly Review celebrates the recognition of four of our contributors and their pieces in Best American Essays 2020 as Notable Essays of the year. Congratulations to Louise LeBourgeois for her essay “Liquid Boundary,” Gregg Murray for “Big Twist,” Malcolm Rothman for “Family Photos” and Robert Kerwin for “In the Cold”!
Announcing CQR #32
Featuring work by: Walid Abdallah * Matt Baca * Gabriella Bedetti * Chris Bentley * Sebastian Bitticks * Don Boes * Don Bogen * Paola Bruni * Jessica Campbell * Kevin Clark * Mark Crimmins * Robbie Curry * Ron Dean * Dante Di Stefano * Raoul Felder * Sonia Feldman * Andy Fogle * Mike Gillis * Farouk Goweda * João Luís Barreto Guimarães * Stephen D. Gutierrez * Samina Hadi-Tabassum * Becky Hagenston * Harrison Hill * Charles Hood * Fred Hood * Julie Jones * Robert Kerwin * Ronald Kovach * Jessie Kraemer * Nasma Kublawi * Lynn Martin * Michela Martini * Bruce McKay * Elizabeth McKenzie * Henri Meschonnic * Tom Miller * Yxta Maya Murray * Jonathan Muzzall * Calvin Olsen * Romeo Oriogun * Derek N. Otsuji * Cassandra Passarelli * Micah Perks * Andrew Porter * Jory Post * Kristel Rietesel-Low * Giacomo Sartori * Vandana Sehrawat * Neal Snidow * Eleanor Spiess-Ferris * Joseph Thomas * Andreas Trolf * Marcos Villatoro * Maria Zoccola