For a lot of writers, Chicago Literati is the first place that published them. Can you imagine the pride a young author felt upon receiving the acceptance email that told them they were going to published for the first time?
Now imagine that the young author we published, on a seemingly ordinary day in January, had the confidence to keep moving forward. The young author might very well go on to become the next Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, or J.K. Rowling.
We believe in our writers.
As a nonprofit literary magazine, we strive to publish authors from all over the world, to give them a unique platform to tell their story. We founded our magazine on the principle that everyone has a story to tell.
In the five years that we’ve existed, we’ve grown parallel to events that have been shaping the 21st century, publishing stories and essays that matter by the people who lived to tell the tale.
Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to continue creating art, to write the personal essay and to heal, to reflect the world through the intangible beauty of fiction.
Running a magazine isn’t cheap, and doesn’t come free. That’s why we’re asking you to do to help us reach our goal of $500. $500 will help us pay for costly expenses such as web domain and hosting, our Duotrope and Submittable accounts, as well as paving the way that we may (someday) be able to pay submitting writers as well as our masthead.
All donations are tax-deductible so you can feel good about what you’re giving especially if it means you’ll single-handedly help us continue to be the unique platform unto which the brilliant new authors of our time are published.
A limited number of donors who match us will be given a special gift from our Søciety6 store. Products include stationery cards, mugs, iPhone cases, and a wall clock bearing our lucky mascot, Winnie.
We hope you’ll help us continue on into the future.