About South Loop Review

South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is a literary journal that publishes essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, non-linear narratives, blended genre, graphic memoir, photography, and art. We look for personal essays and memoir with fresh voices and new takes on presentation and form. As well, we look for photography and art that creates a strong resonance.

SLR is currently closed for nonfiction and art/photography submissions. Our reading period is September 1 - January 1. Please see our Submissions tab for guidelines. To submit to our 2014 National Essay Contest (deadline May 15, 2014), see our 2014 National Essay Contest tab for contest guidelines.

South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is published annually by the Nonfiction Program within Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department. The premiere issue was published in 1997 and contained some of the best student-generated work from the creative nonfiction and literature programs in the college. Beginning in 2003, South Loop Review began to solicit work nationally and engage in the public discourse on creative nonfiction by publishing creative nonfiction exclusively for a nationwide audience. South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is edited by a nonfiction faculty member along with a panel of editors that include nonfiction faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Below is a list of former and current editors.

ReLynn Hansen: Volume 10, 11, 12, & 13

Rose Blouin and Josalyn Knapic: Volume 14

Rose Blouin: Volume 15

Josalyn Knapic and Tom Nawrocki: [forthcoming Fall 2014] Volume 16

If you are a Columbia College undergraduate and are interested in learning about South Loop Review, literary magazine production, and the publishing industry, please contact southloopreview@colum.edu or sign up for the South Loop Review production class listed in the Spring 2014 Course Catalog. This class will be taught by former editor of SLR ReLynn Hansen.

If you are a Columbia College MFA student and are interested in being an assistant editor, please email South Loop Review at southloopreview@colum.edu. We are accepting positions all year round. Commitment includes weekly editorial meetings and editorial input.

After a long hiatus, we have determined that SLROnline will no longer be a part of South Loop Review. We are very fortunate to have run five issues and had the pleasure of publishing such fine writers. You can find all our SLROnline issues on our archives page. If you have any inquiries, please send them to southloopreview@colum.edu.