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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Berit Ellingsen, Scott Blackwood, Allegra Hyde, Kristine Ong Muslim, Daniel Peña, Maryse Meijer, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Michelle Pretorious, Sam Weller, Ting Gou
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

The Chicago Review of Books presents Arcturus, an online literary magazine of new perspectives in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid genres.

Tips From the Editor

We have no restrictions on the content we publish, except that we’re passionate about publishing new perspectives —new ideas, new voices, new worlds, new challenges, new ways of seeing, etc.—a theme that can take an infinite number of shapes, including speculative fiction, experimental poetry, political essays, narrative reportage, and virtually everything else.

To submit your work, email the editors at Please address the appropriate editor (see the masthead at the bottom of the About page) and use the subject line: “GENRE: Title of Work (ex. FICTION: My Story).” Provide a brief introduction and attach your work as either a Word document or PDF file. We normally respond to submissions within one month.

Contact Information

Sara Cutaia, Editor in Chief
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024