Welcome to Chautauqua’s Submittable portal!
Thank you for your interest in our journal!
Our reading period is currently closed.
Announcing the Chautauqua Editors Prizes
The Chautauqua Editors Prizes recognize the writing we feel best captures both the issue’s theme and the spirit of the Chautauqua Institution. The first place winner will automatically be nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Prizes of $500/$250/$100 are awarded. ALL submissions are considered.
If you are considering submitting to Chautauqua, please consider ordering the current issue or preordering the next issue. You will get a thorough feel for the kind of writing we love—and, clearly, what we publish.
Because we operate in conjunction with the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, our reading windows are as follows:
February 15—April 15 (by midnight, PST)
August 15—November 15 (by midnight, PST).
We publish only one volume a year, at the start of each summer, and the issue has the literal feel and appearance of a high quality book, rather than a magazine or typical literary journal. We take pride in not only our journal's aesthetic but also its content, and we encourage anyone to read a copy if possible before submitting.
Thank you for your interest, and please do share your work with us! We look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for allowing us that honor.
—the editors and staff of Chautauqua
We are happy to offer PDF back issues if you would like to familiarize yourself with our journal.
Please be sure to let us know which issue you would like to receive: Story and Storytelling (2009), Words and Music (2010), Nature and the Natural World (2011), War & Peace (2012) Journeys & Pilgrimages (2013), or Wonders of the World (2014).
THIS TAB IS NOT THE PROPER PLACE FOR SUBMISSIONS -- PLEASE USE THE GENRE SPECIFIC TABS TO UPLOAD FIILES.
THIS IS ONLY FOR ORDERING BACK ISSUES.
Ends on 12/15/2015
Order the 2015 issue by December 15 -- and it will arrive for the Holidays. Then we'll send you the 2016 issue in June.
Just $25.00 for two issues.
Please include your name and shipping address both on the cover letter and a document that you can attach and upload. If this is order is a gift and you'd like us to ship the copy to another address, just let us know!
If you plan to be on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution this summer, let us know. Instead of shipping the issue, we'll include a voucher that will allow you to pick up a copy of the journal plus a packet of postcards.