We have a newly mandated soft word count. Minimum amount of words can be 200, the maximum can be 2,000. Please thoroughly proof and edit your work prior to submitting to us. All essays and fiction must follow MLA formatting. Please note we are currently closed to poetry until further notice.
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Rules are meant to be broken. 
For our first issue back after our hiatus we're doing an issue on taboos. We're looking for smart, edgy essays and fiction that provoke thought. Submissions should have a smack of sex appeal and a candid tone. Please proofread your work prior to submission. Our maximum word count is approximately 2,000 words. Include a brief, third-person bio at the foot of your submission and/or in the cover letter. Recommended font is Times New Roman or Baskerville Old Face.  We also strongly encourage you to make a tax deductible donation to us, as we rely solely on your generosity. Happy submitting! 


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We're reopened submissions for our special series, THE DAILY FLASH!

Submissions must be a minimum of 200 words and must not exceed 800 words. We do not take micro-fiction (e.g., "for sale: baby shoes, never worn"). Please follow MLA formatting and proofread your work prior to submitting. 

Best of all, THE DAILY FLASH doubles as a tax deductible donation to us! Your $5 donation will help keep us afloat! 




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Please consider donating to Chicago Literati today. Your donation is tax deductible and will help us pay writers, provide literacy and creative writing programs in urban areas, and much, much more. With just $5 you can help us grow. Donate today.