Chestnut Review

Magazine Stand :: Chestnut Review – Fall 2022

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I feel as though I know Chestnut Review almost better than any other literary magazine out there because of how much they are constantly doing both in the larger literary community and in creating a community of “stubborn artists” of their own. In addition to their quarterly, online publication and print annual, they are currently planning a January retreat in Mexico (one spot left at the time of this writing) and another in North Wales in June. They also offer affordably-priced (because I’ve seen the gamut) workshops for drop-in writing, NaNo, chapbook editing and publishing, submissions and editorial processes, flash fiction, professional series topics, and more. And right now, they’re holding a raffle (free to enter) to win an exclusive call with editor Maria S. Picone along with their Free Feedback Friday Twitter drawings. So much going on! But let’s not forget the reason for this post – the Fall 2022 issue! It opens with a conversation with Seif-Eldeine Och, Poetry Chapbook Winner, and Mark Blackford, Chapbook Editor, and includes prose, poetry, and art by Mike Yunxuan Li, Noel Cheruto, Eileen Tomarchio, Lana Hall, Rachel Lastra, Maya Hersh, Abduljalal Musa Aliyu, Isibeal Owens, Njoku Nonso, Jessie Zechnowitz Lim, Claire Scott, Guy D’Annolfo, Biswadarshan Mohanty, Joan Kwon Glass, Taylor Yingshi, Denny Marshall, Lindsey Grant, Matina Vossou, and Kelly Sargent.

Call :: Chestnut Review Spring 2023 Issue

Literary magazine Chestnut Review has closed to submissions for its Winter 2023 issue and is now seeking submissions for the Spring 2023 issue through December 31. Their Autumn 2022 issue will be released later this month, so keep an eye for that dropping and give it a read so you know what they like.

See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: September 30 Deadline to Submit to Chestnut Review’s Winter 2023 Issue

Read through the Summer 2022 issue of online literary magazine Chestnut Review and then consider submitting work to their Winter 2023 issue. They pay $120 upon publication. No fee for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more about the kind of work they seek from stubborn artists.

Magazine Stand :: Chestnut Review – Summer 2022

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The Summer 2022 issue of Chestnut Review – “for stubborn artists” – includes an excerpt from the winning entry of their 2021 Prose Chapbook contest: Resistance by Sue Mell. Managing Editor Maria S. Picone interviews both Mell and contest finalist, Siddiqui Chansarkar. Other prose contributors to this issue include Carlos Contreras, Renée Jessica Tan, Yasmin Nadiyah Phillip, Joel Worford, Mattea Heller, and poetry from Stephanie Staab, Lynne Schmidt, Kim Ellingson, Remi Recchia, Michelle Hulan, Yvanna Vien Tica, Gabriela Gonzales, Cate McGowan, Sasha Wade, and art from Patrick van Raalten (cover art: Fluidity), William C. Crawford, Carolyn Guinzio, Moses Ojo, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, and Phil Temples. Chestnut Review is free to read online or download as a PDF.

Events :: Chestnut Review Aug/Sept Workshops

Stubborn writers wanted! Join Chestnut Review Managing Editor Maria S. Picone and Poetry Editor A.R. Salandy for a variety of unique workshops offered through August (there’s still time!) and September:

  • Drop-in Accountability Workshop (August 28)
  • Using Multiple Languages in Your Work (September 4)
  • The Submission & Editorial Process: Understanding the Literary World (September 10)
  • Stubborn Writers Workshop (September 17)
  • Unpacking Flash (September 25)

Discounts are available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees. For more information see the Chestnut Review workshops page.

Free Feedback Fridays Ongoing

If you’re not following Chestnut Review on Twitter, you’re missing out on Free Feedback Fridays! Follow and retweet our #freefeedbackfriday post on the first Friday of each month and you’ll enter a drawing to win a free critique on your submission. The next one is on Friday, September 2nd.

Call :: Chestnut Review Seeking Stubborn Artists for Winter 2023 Issue

That’s right. As of July 1, literary magazine Chestnut Review began accepting work for their Winter 2023. You have until September 30 to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. No fee for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. They are a paying market! Stop by their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Events :: Chestnut Review July Workshops

Chestnut Review Managing Editor Maria S. Picone will offer three workshops this July:

  • Unpacking Flash (for Stubborn Writers)—New Version! Generative! 7/9/22, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 1.5 hours, $25
  • Stubborn Writers Workshop—multigenre, come and get feedback on your prose or poetry and workshop with other CR readers and writers. 7/30/22, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 2 hours, $25
  • 6 Weeks, 6 Poems—beginners and advanced poets alike will find the inspiration, community, and tools to write six new poems in six weeks. Each poet will also have a chance to workshop once during the class. 6 Sundays from 7/10-8/14, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 1.5 hour sessions, $200

Discounts are available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees. For more information see the Chestnut Review workshops page.

Call :: June 30 Deadline to Submit to Chestnut Review Autumn 2022 Issue

While they are open year-round, June 30 is the deadline to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for consideration for the Autumn 2022 issue of online literary magazine Chestnut Review. Free submissions available for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. They do pay $120! See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: June 30 Deadline to Submit to Chestnut Review’s Autumn 2022 Issue

Chestnut Review Winter 2022 cover

Online and print literary magazine Chestnut Review is open to submissions year-round. June 30 is the cutoff date to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for publication consideration in their Autumn 2022 issue. They guarantee a notification within 30 days or your submission fee is refunded. They also pay accepted writers and artists $120. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.