Welcome to Chautauqua’s Submittable portal! 

Thank you for your interest in our journal!

 

Chautauqua publishes writing that expresses the values of the Chautauqua Institution, broadly construed: a sense of inquiry into questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance—and when, where, and how those values and questions intersect. 


The Chautauqua philosophy has always been that everyday life should integrate leisure, education, fine arts, and spirituality. Educational pursuit and artistic enrichment should not be confined to separate spaces or designated hours. Spirituality is not defined and shared only within sacred walls or books of prayer. The Chautauqua way of life encompasses all of the ways we enrich our lives: learning on vacation, leisure in work, and passion for art and life in all activities. In the pages of Chautauqua, readers will find a season between covers.

We are now reading for Issue 12, “Privacy and Secrets.” We are looking not just for illicit activity or betrayals, but also for an examination of ways that we cultivate and protect our private lives and innermost selves. The intersection between the public and private spheres is fertile ground for narratives that define us and shape who we become, from the secrets we tell ourselves to the stories we tell our children, to national issues surrounding the right to privacy. —See more at: http://chautauqualit.tumblr.com/

 

Announcing the Chautauqua Editors Prizes

Beginning in 2014, Chautauqua will award Editors Prizes: $500, $250, and $100 for each issue. These awards will recognize the writing we as a staff 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. 

If you are considering submitting to Chautauqua, please consider ordering the current issue or preordering the next issue. Orders are just $12.00. 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) 

and

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



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