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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
For a long time now, ACM has believed that everything is political, and has been partial to writing that confronts injustice and inequality, though not in didactic or polemical ways. We have always encouraged writing that jumped past the conventional and traditional to, as the (disgraced) bard said, “make it new.” ACM has encouraged play and rage and courageous attempts. Contributors have included writers from Chicago and from afar, neophytes to established writers, Charles Bukowski to Samantha Irby. We are partial to work by Chicagoans, and also pride ourselves in our international outlook, publishing work written in English by international writers, as well as work in translation. We are committed to work by small-press writers, and publish excerpts from work forthcoming in small presses, as well as interviews with small-press writers and reviews of work by the same. Through theme submission calls, we react to important events--the anniversary of the Chicago Riots, the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine. Unlike other lit mags, we interview artists and activists as well as writers, and publish reviews of books about social/political issues. We choose original artwork to go with each published piece.
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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Total Number Of Issues Published
We publish a new piece twice a week.
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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