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Chicago Review publishes a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    72 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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PaysNo

Fee$5

Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    3 copies, plus a 1-volume print subscription

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $ 5

One short story of up to 5,000 words, or up to five short-shorts. We will consider work in any literary style but are typically less interested in traditional narrative approaches.

Nonfiction

Sub Genres:

For reviews and commentary essays, we prefer to receive emailed pitches, though we will also review drafts submitted through our submissions manager.

Poetry

Submission fee: $ 5

While there are no strict length requirements, the poetry editors prefer to read at least three pages of work.

Review

Max words: 5000

If you would like to write a review, please send a pitch, no longer than 300 words. Reviews may vary in length from regular book reviews (1200–1800 words) to review essays (2000–5000 words, for our Commentary section).

Translation

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 5

Fiction translations. one short story of up to 5,000 words, or up to five short-shorts International submissions and works in translation are encouraged. Translators should secure permission to translate before submitting.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please include a cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit writing in one file.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Writers experiencing financial hardship may contact the managing editor to request a waiver of the fee.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

72 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

107 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2455 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

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About

Since 1946, Chicago Review has published a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section. We are located at 935 East 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637.

Founded

1946

Country

US

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    Editor Adam Fales avatar

    Adam Fales

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jack Chelgren avatar

    Jack Chelgren

    Managing Editor

    Editor Cecily Chen avatar

    Cecily Chen

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Reed McConnell avatar

    Reed McConnell

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Kirsten (Kai) Ihns avatar

    Kirsten (Kai) Ihns

    Poetry Editor

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    Joel Rhone

    Web Editor

    Editor Lily Scherlis avatar

    Lily Scherlis

    Nonfiction Editor