Literary Magazines : MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine

MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine

MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine
Chicago, IL

Circulation: 2000
Issues Per Year: 2
Manuscripts Per Issue: 6-10 fiction and non
New Writers Per Year: 10
Payment Type: Contributor's copies, opportunity for media events including readings and reviews

Submission Information

  • Biography & Memoir
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Essays
  • Experimental
  • Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Prose Poems

Accepts Submissions from March 1 to November 1

Submission Methods
  • Accepts Simultaneous Queries
  • Accepts Multiple Queries
  • Accepts Email Queries

Average Story Length: 4,000 wrds
Story Length Limit: 9,000 wrds

  • SASE
  • Cover Letter
  • Manuscript
  • Word Count

Response Times
Queries: 1 day-5 days
Manuscripts: 1-3 months

Additional Information
Chicago is a storyteller�s city and Make is the story�s magazine. Full of fiction, poetry, essays, and photography, Make is substantial in both feel and scope. Make expands on the Chicago tradition to entertain and to inform. When readers open Make, they find writing that reflects their own lives as well as the lives of their neighbors. Affecting. Compelling. Intelligent. Make is telling � of the times, of the people, of the story that is Chicago

Contact Information

Mike Zapata
Co-Publisher, Fiction editor,

Sarah Dodson
Co-Publisher, Non-fiction editor,

MAKE Magazine P.O Box 478353 Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago, IL 60647