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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


Our 25th Anniversary issue. Cover design by Alvaro Villaneuva, and featuring new work by:

Featuring 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. 

Purchase here