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Chicago Quarterly Review

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Chicago Quarterly Review was founded in 1995 in order to publish both emerging and established writers and, by doing so, encourage them in the development of their craft. By publishing the finest short stories, poems, photographs, and essays we hope to provide readers with work that stimulates, entertains, and inspires.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1995

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment (Provides free copy/copies) No monetary payment. Provides free copy/copies.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.

Payment:

No monetary payment (Provides free copy/copies) No monetary payment. Provides free copy/copies.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment (Provides free copy/copies) No monetary payment. Provides free copy/copies.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography, Printmaking.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment (Provides free copy/copies) No monetary payment. Provides free copy/copies.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Chicago Quarterly Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Slowest Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 195 reports from 160 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 145.2 mean avg | 168.0 median | 337 max days (81.0 std dev)
Responses83.08 %
Acceptances5.13 % of submissions accepted (209.8 avg. days per acceptance) | 6.25 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections77.95 % (148.8 avg. days per rejection) | 2.0 % personal, 66.5 % form, 31.6 % unspecified
Non-Responses16.92 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded2.05 % (250.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals14.87 % (89.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending94 responses are pending (2 min | 102.3 mean avg | 127.5 median | 297 max days waiting | 67.4 std dev) from 94 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (45.1 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00.
Submissions are acknowledged within 2 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 11 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 23 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 27 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 08 May 2008

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