CHICAGO QUARTERLY REVIEW GUIDELINES

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

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

LENGTH
Short Stories: up to 5000 words
Non-fiction: up to 5000 words
Poetry: 3-5 poems
Photos: Black and white, maximum 5 photos
Prints: Black and white, maximum 5 prints


COVER LETTERS AND BIOS
Please keep the letter brief, but 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:
2 copies of CQR

RESPONSE TIME
We try to keep our response time in the 3–6 month range, but in the recent past we have received so many submissions it's taking longer.  Thank you for your patience!


$ 22.00
$ 22.00
Receive two issues of the Chicago Quarterly Review.

Thank you!
$ 3.00

 

Online Submission Guidelines
 
After many years in print and reading hard copy submissions of manuscripts only, the Chicago Quarterly Review has embraced this online submission system. It is eco friendly. To operate this system, we've now come to grips with charging a small fee of $3 for submissions.  The fee, we believe, can be viewed as the postage and SASE of days past.  We hope that this submission method will prove to be both convenient and economical for all.
 
$ 3.00

 

Online Submission Guidelines
 
After many years in print and reading hard copy submissions of manuscripts only, the Chicago Quarterly Review has embraced this online submission system. It is eco friendly. To operate this system, we've now come to grips with charging a small fee of $3 for submissions.  The fee, we believe, can be viewed as the postage and SASE of days past.  We hope that this submission method will prove to be both convenient and economical for all.
 
$ 3.00

 

Online Submission Guidelines
 
After many years in print and reading hard copy submissions of manuscripts only, the Chicago Quarterly Review has embraced this online submission system. It is eco friendly. To operate this system, we've now come to grips with charging a small fee of $3 for submissions.  The fee, we believe, can be viewed as the postage and SASE of days past.  We hope that this submission method will prove to be both convenient and economical for all.
 
Up to five poems may be submitted at a time.
$ 3.00
Up to three visual art submissions at a time.