Submissions

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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:  Please submit through Submittable by clicking on this link:

 

Submit to the Chicago Quarterly Review


 

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE CHANGED TO ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Mailed submissions will be returned unread.

The writer’s voice ought to be clear and unique and should explain something of what it means to be human. We want well-written stories that reflect an appreciation for the rhythm and music of language, work that shows passion and commitment to the art of writing.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

We accept short stories, personal essays, poetry, translations, photographs and prints of artwork. Please do not submit more than one story at a time.  We accept simultaneous submissions.  We do NOT accept previously published work.

LENGTH:

  • Fiction – up to 5,000 words
  • Nonfiction, personal essays- up to 5,000 words
  • Poetry – 3-5 poems
  • Photos, Prints and other Visual Artwork –  Black and white, Jpeg or pdf format

COVER LETTERS AND BIOS:

Please include all necessary contact information. If a submission is accepted, we will contact the writer by email.

FORMATTING:

Double spaced, standard font, no unusual formats for prose pieces.

PAYMENT FOR PUBLICATION:

Two copies of the Chicago Quarterly Review.

RESPONSE TIME:

We try to respond within 6 months.  We really appreciate your patience when it takes us longer.