16 contributors on Chill Subs! 🙃
"We want poetry from the margins, words that open new space without closing off recurring possibilities. There's no one type of poem that we prefer of the other, although we're often interested in poetry that doesn't necessarily know it's poetry. We are looking to be moved by the beauty in what is common."
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Contributors on Chill Subs (16)

Chris Vanjonack

Champaign, IL, United States
"Chris Vanjonack holds an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, DIAGRAM, Electric Literature, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere."

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"Austin Ross is the author of the forthcoming novel Gloria Patri (Malarkey Books, 2023) and is a senior editor with Harper Horizon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. His writing has appeared in Lit Hub, Hobart, and elsewhere."

Matt Rowan

Los Angeles , CA, United States
"Matt Rowan lives in Los Angeles. He edits Untoward and is author of the collections, Big Venerable, Why God Why, and How the Moon Works (Cobalt Press, 2021). He's placed work in Cosmonauts Avenue, HAD, and others. "

Joshua Bohnsack

Chicago, IL, United States
"Joshua Bohnsack‘s work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, Salt Hill, AGNI, and others. He is the author of the novella Two Hands (Fruit Bat Press), and an editor at TriQuarterly, Oyez Review, and Long Day Press."

Zachary Kocanda

Chicago, IL, United States
"Illinois writer. Self Defense for Gentle People (Bottlecap Press, 2022)."

Melissa Wabnitz Pumayugra

san antonio, TX, United States
"Writer, Editor, Leader, Part-time Dreamer. Has work in Hobart, Emerson Review, Roi Fainéant Shirley Magazine, and loads more. Mel loves iced coffee, candid conversations, and tiny road trips with her favorite humans. "

Angelo Maneage

Cleveland, OH, United States
"Book (Cover) Designer "


"Barbara Genova (she/them) is the author of Dirt City, a monthly column @ Bureau of Complaint. Best of The Net '22 nominee, Pushcart Prize '22 nominee; more on Hobart, Strange Horizons, Last Estate, Return, Cols Signal, Witch Craft Magazine. "

Varun U. Shetty

Cleveland, OH, United States
"Varun U. Shetty is a writer and critical care physician. He grew up in Mumbai and lives with his partners in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His work has appeared or forthcoming in Frontier, Five South Online, Cleaver, Hobart, Olney, and others."

Steve Gergley

Warwick, NY, United States
"Steve Gergley is the author of the short story collection, A Quick Primer on Wallowing in Despair (LEFTOVER Books ’22), and the forthcoming novel, Skyscraper (West Vine Press ’23). His short fiction has appeared in Hobart, Maudlin House, and others."

Luke Wortley

Indianapolis, IN, United States
"writer - partner & parent - queer/bi - kentuckian - bipolar - leftist - sports fan - bourbon/beer drinker - board gamer - wearer of bowties - he/him"


Oakland, CA, United States
"Shirley Chan is writing a memoir and CNF, one interesting form at a time! "

Rebecca Jensen

Coconut Creek, FL, United States
"Rebecca L. Jensen is a writer from Coconut Creek, Florida. Her work has been published in Hobart, Parhelion Literary Magazine, Entropy, Pacifica Literary Review, and others. She teaches at Keiser University's Flagship campus in West Palm Beach. "

Benjamin Davis

Sturbridge, MA, United States
"chief brainstormer at Chill Subs with works in Booth, Hobart, Five on the Fifth, Jersey Devil Press, Maudlin House, and a bunch of elsewheres. *[ugh] at me for feature requests"


Baltimore, MD, United States
"Annie Marhefka is a writer in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the Executive Director at Yellow Arrow Publishing, a Baltimore-based nonprofit supporting and empowering women writers, and is working on a memoir about mother/daughter relationships. "

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