Chicago Magazine submission guidelines and market information

Chicago Magazine



Chicago Magazine Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

 Submit to the appropriate email address listed under "How to Submit Story Ideas" at

Submitting Your Work to Chicago Magazine

Before submitting to Chicago Magazine

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Chicago Magazine by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Chicago Magazine or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Chicago Magazine guidelines:

Check the print magazine and to make sure we cover the topic you have in mind and to see our story format. We do not run stories that lack a Chicago angle, so please do not pitch them.

Write a brief (1- to 3-paragraph max) pitch, stressing why your idea is different, newsworthy, and compelling for our readers. If you are a writer, photographer, or illustrator, please include samples of your work.

Pitch early. The print magazine is monthly; we finalize story lineups a few months before the cover date.

Email your pitch—with “story idea” in the subject line—to the proper person(s)  

Submission Guidelines Details for Chicago Magazine

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Historical, Humor, Personal Experience, Profiles

Web Address:

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Updated August 31, 2020