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
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”!
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
We’re thrilled to announce that “Liberte” by Scott Nadelson, CQR #29, has been included in Best American Short Stories 2020, edited by Curtis Sittenfeld!
And more news: three stories from our pages have been included in the “Distinguished Stories of 2020” list in Best American Short Stories:
“Sting” by Genevieve Plunkett, CQR #29
“The Other Side of the Dog’s Head” by Jennifer Signe Ratcliff, CQR #29
“McGuffin” by Eric Severn, CQR #28
Congratulations to our contributors!
We love “Houston, We’ve Had a Problem” by Emily Greenberg, published in Issue 28 and given Special Mention in the latest Pushcart Prize anthology!
Announcing the release of CQR #31, featuring work by: Karen Ackland * Evan Anders * Aaliyah Bilal * John Blair * Jaswinder Bolina * Lilah Clay * George Cotkin * Brad Crenshaw * Tandy Cronyn * Donna L. Emerson * Ethan Feuer * Amy A. Foley * Tim Griffith * Alan Gross * S. Afzal Haider * Syed Ishaq Haider * Shen Haobo * Bella Hayes-Roth * Raymond Hummel * Kristopher Jansma * Stephen Kessler * Thomas Lee * Michael Milburn * A. Molotkov * Jacob Anthony Moniz * Delia C. Pitts * Sarena Pollock * Richard Prouty * Molly Quinn * Malcolm Rothman * Yan Sham-Shackleton * Matthew Socia * Cutter Streeby * Shoshana Surek * Gabriella R. Tallmadge * Amanda Uhle * Anthony Varallo * Primo Ventello * John Walser * Zachary Watterson * R. Hunter Whitworth * Jennifer Wortman * Liang Yujing
Cover images by Syed Ishaq Haider
Sunday, March 8–Join us at the Evanston Art Center for readings by CQR contributors Louise LeBourgeois, Natalia Nebel, Dipika Mukherjee, Jennifer Signe Ratcliff, and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris. The gallery is also hosting “Daphne’s Sister”–a retrospective of the work of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris.
Cover Art: “My Story is Your Story” by Jandamarra Cadd
This special Australian edition of the Chicago Quarterly Review, guest edited by Paul Williams and Shelley Davidow, presents a mosaic of diverse and exceptional writers’ voices from a multi-faceted multicultural land. Featuring work by: MICHAEL MOHAMMED AHMAD * ROSE ALLAN * VAN BADHAM * YASAMAN BAGHERI * BEHROUZ BOOCHANI * HILARY BURDEN * JANDAMARRA CADD * SARAH CASEY * SIMON CLEARY * CLAIRE G. COLEMAN * SHELLEY DAVIDOW * QUINN EADES * ALI COBBY ECKERMANN * ANNAH FAULKNER * NIGEL FEATHERSTONE * PETE GOODLET * ARIA IQBAAL * ANNA JACOBSON * LEAH KAMINSKY * KRISSY KNEEN * MICHAEL LEUNIG * BELLE LING * KIM MAHOOD * DAVID MALOUF * FIONA KELLY MCGREGOR * PATRICK NUNN * FELICITY PLUNKETT * CANDY ROYALLE * INGA SIMPSON * SHERIDAN STEWART * MARIA TAKOLANDER * DEVI A. TELFER * OMID TOFIGHIAN * MARK TREDINNICK * DEWA WARDAK * SAMUEL WAGAN WATSON * PAUL WILLIAMS * EIRA WOLFF * JOHN WRENCH
Join us to hear work from contributors to our 25th anniversary issue! Featuring John Blades, Leta Blades, Peter Ferry, Syed Afzal Haider, Hugh Iglarsh, Umberto Tosi and Eleanor Spies-Ferris, Sunday January 12, 2020, 2-3:30.
“To mark the 25th anniversary of Chicago Quarterly Review, the fall 2019 issue is appropriately huge, as befits Carl Sandburg’s “stormy, husky, brawling,/ City of the Big Shoulders.” Here, in more than 400 pages, are 32 short stories, 20 poems, a suite of photographs and a dozen works of nonfiction. The result isn’t just a literary quarterly; it’s a tour of the bright and darkling plain we call contemporary American literature.” –Michael Dirda
A mammoth issue to celebrate 25 years of CQR, featuring brilliant new work by:
Judith Aller, Christopher Todd Anderson, Billy Baites, Ann Voorhees Baker, Deni Ellis Bechard, Max Berwald, John Blades, Harold Bordwell, Steven Carrelli, Michael Collier, Gerardo Sámano Córdova, William Virgil Davis, Michael Day, Marcy Dermansky, Regina DiPerna, Christina Drill, Patricia Engel, Peter Ferry, Robert Long Foreman, Luke Geddes, Bob Glassman, Syed Afzal Haider, Liam Heneghan, Charles Hood, Gary Houston, Hugh Iglarsh, Cheryl Collins Isaac, Robert Kerwin, Waqas Khwaja, Chuck Kramer, Yumiko Kurahashi, Louise LeBourgeois, David Lehman, Bronte Lim, Kathleen McGookey, Elizabeth McKenzie, Michael Miner, Faisal Mohyuddin, Roberta Montgomery, Dipika Mukherjee, Gregg Murray, Scott Nadelson, Natalia Nebel, Naomi Shihab Nye, Harry Mark Petrakis, Elina Petrova, Genevieve Plunkett, Jory Post, Signe Ratcliff, Alyssa Ripley, Chuck Rosenthal, Craig Sautter, Emily Schulten, Moazzam Sheikh, Brian Allan Skinner, Christine Sneed, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, Patricia Stacey, James Stacey, Umberto Tosi, Alvaro Villaneuva, Jake Young.
A full list of all contributors since 1994 included.
Cover design by Alvaro Villaneuva.