Record Submission Guidelines

The Chicago Record a quarterly literary magazine published since 2008. The goal is to make creative writing mainstream.

Submissions are only accepted via email. Snail mail submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions are poetry year round (no more than 6 at a time)as well as flash fiction no more than 1000 words in length. I print quarterly.

Looking for work that is bold honest and edgy (Of course with some tact). There is no censorship on language or content unless a term is used to describe a particular group of people or belief in a negative light even if it is your own group.

Submissions are accepted at and posted on the Record Magazine site at Response time is within a week when a submission is accepted.

Feel free to email your poem to others from the site. Copies of the magazine can be emailed at your request otherwise copies are for sale in bulk.

For each issue a Featured Writer can be chosen. Someone is chosen for the impact of their work and they are featured in a future issue of the print version of the magazine and listed in the Featured Writers section.
The Purpose of the magazine is to display a writers talent and give others a chance to see their body of work. This is why the Chicago Record publishes as many pieces as possible.

Subscriptions are available for $20 per year.

Urban Empire is a site which has become about musings on a particular experience in the arts. Or dedicated to a particular theme. Usually for longer pieces whereas the main site is for poetry.
Please note which site you are submitting work for.
Work from all sites are generally included as one in the print copy.

All work with * at the end is written by Godfrey Logan.

Godfrey Logan
Chicago Record Magazine