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The Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing short stories, poems, translations and essays by both emerging and established writers since 1994. We’re proud to have had work from our pages chosen for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology as we continue our mission to stimulate, entertain, and inspire.

Current issue


With cover art by Rumi Hara, and featuring new work by:

Farah Ali * Mir Anis * Samuel Rafael Barber * Andrew Beckner * Ryan Bloom * David Booth * Brett Busang * Hamida Banu Chopra * Kim Farrar * Bill Gaythwaite * Renny Golden * Deborah Gorlin * Emily Greenberg * Rumi Hara * Harry Hutson * Muhammad Iqbal * Peter Joseph Koch * Michael Lavers * Trudy Lewis * Louise Marburg * Jen Michalski * Jonathan Andrew Perez, Esq. * Andrew Porter * Jory Post * Jane Ratcliffe * Zack Rogow * Malcolm Rothman * Michael R. Schrimper * Eric Severn * Ashley Shelby * Irene Hoge Smith * Robert Solomon * Matthew J. Spireng * Janferie Stone * Hema Surendranathan * Barbara Sutton * Patrick Sylvain * Thomas Wawzenek * Catherine Wong * Alexi Zentner

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