Monthly Archives: June 2013

Editorial Board Announcements

Pleased to announce we’re adding two wonderful Chicago writers to the Anthology of Chicago editorial board: Mason Johnson and Matt Rowan. Here are their vitals:

Mason Johnson is a writer who writers.

Matt Rowan lives in Chicago near Mayor Emanuel who is not his best friend presently, but maybe one day? Time will tell. In his non-teaching time he writes and he edits Untoward Magazine with the lovely Ashley Collier. His story collection Why God Why is available by way of Love Symbol Press. Some of his published work can be found in Artifice, SmokeLong Quarterly, Another Chicago Magazine and PANK. More can be found at He loves Albert Parsons, Mike Royko and the stink of nostalgia emanating from the Rainbo Club at Damen and Division. 

If you are interested in serving on the editorial board, please email & tell us about your editorial experience & why you’d like to participate in the project.

DNAinfo Coverage

DNAinfo covered Anthology of Chicago:

“In January, she started the Anthology of Chicago, a collection of neighborhood-based stories and poetry.

So far, she’s tackled her own Hyde Park ‘hood and is taking submissions for Pilsen and Logan Square through June 10.

After hearing Chicago described as the “Hog Butcher for the World” one too many times, Hyman was inspired to start her anthology.

“I feel like I’ve read that Carl Sandburg quote in almost every article ever written about Chicago,” she said, laughing.

“Chicago has a strong neighborhood culture. When it comes to a creative project like this, many people have taken inspiration from those neighborhoods, which make up the fabric of daily life,” Hyman said.”

Read the full article here.