In Celebration of Pilcrow Lit Festival, Sunday Salon Chicago Presents: Local Literary Magazines: A Fiction Editors’ Reading!
Join us this Memorial Day Weekend on the last day of the festival, SUNDAY, MAY 25th @ The Charleston Bar (2076 N. Hoyne) 7:30pm
Come check out these local literary magazines, pick up an issue, and hear the editors read their own work.
Chicago Review: Robert P. Baird is the editor of Chicago Review and a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Bookforum, and Chicago Magazine.
Make Magazine: Mike Zapata is a writer and educator living in Chicago. He is co-founder, co-publisher, and fiction editor for MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. He has produced and written for comedy revues at Second City’s Donny’s Skybox, The Viaduct, The Trap Door Theater, and the Apollo Theater Chicago, and is co-creator, co-writer of the television pilot Settling Up. He is also a 2008 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship recipient for Prose. Currently, he is working on novel which takes place in Chicago, New Orleans, and Quito, Ecuador.
Fifth Wednesday Journal: Michael Newirth is guest fiction editor of the current issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal. He was fiction editor of Bridge Magazine prior to its 2006 demise. His stories, essays, and reviews appear in numerous publications and anthologies, including Other Voices, Another Chicago Magazine, Open City, Time Out Chicago, The Baffler, Pushcart Prize XXII, and Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy.
Bruiser Review: Simon A. Smith is the editor of Bruiser Review. In a past life, he was a regular contributor for Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty-Eight program. His fiction has appeared in Look-Look Magazine, Storyglossia, Dogzplot, Banana King, The Columbia Chronicle, Insolent Rudder and a few others. He is currently working on his first novel, Escape From Dreamland, and hopes to have it finished by the end of this year.