Happy new year! In 2013, Anthology of Chicago launched and held submissions for Hyde Park, Pilsen, Logan Square, Bronzeville, and Lincoln Square. We published fantastic poems, stories, and essays that evoked the spirit of these neighborhoods. We also co-hosted Chi Lit in August, an event that featured poets and storytellers reading pieces about the Chicago neighborhoods, packing Cole’s and raising $628 for youth literacy.
I’m pleased to announce that for 2014, we’re moving to a rolling submission model. That means that, instead of contained submission periods for a few neighborhoods at a time, you can now submit a poem or story for any neighborhood at any time. We’re looking forward to expanding the diversity of places that are represented on the site. It may be in the negative temperatures outside, but it’s the perfect time to sit down and pen a Humboldt Park poem, Bridgeport story, or whatever else strikes your fancy!
You can read the full submission guidelines here, and when you’re ready, send in your piece through Submittable. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to a great 2014 filled with the poems and stories of our neighborhoods!