|Editor in Chief and Publisher||Susanna Homan|
|Executive Editor||Terrance Noland|
|Design Director||Katherine Bryja Shady|
|Features Editor||David McAninch|
|Senior Writer||Bryan Smith|
|Senior Editors||Tal Rosenberg (Culture), Carrie Schedler (Dining), Lauren Williamson|
|Assistant Editor||Phoebe Mogharei|
|Senior Digital Editor||Matt Pollock|
|Web Developer||Ramzi Dreessen|
|Assistant Digital Editor||Claire Voon|
|Digital Producer||Lynette Smith|
|Social Media Video Editor||DS Shin|
|Contributing Writers||Mark Bazer, Tom Chiarella, Carol Felsenthal, Ted C. Fishman, Nina Kokotas Hahn, Rod O’Connor, Bill Zehme|
|Chief Contributing Dining Critic||Jeff Ruby|
|Contributing Culture Critics||Jason Foumberg, Britt Julious, Graham Meyer, Catey Sullivan, Lauren Warnecke|
|Deputy Design Director||Emily Johnson|
|Photo Director||Martha Williams|
|Art Director||Jessica Sedgwick|
|Contributing Digital Imaging Specialist||Andrew Davis|
|Contributing Copy Editors||Robert Loerzel, Amy Schroeder|
|Prepress/Design Manager||Tom Kadzielawski|
|Production Specialist||Julie Szamlewski|
|Graphic Designer||Haleigh Castino|
|Advertising Director||Megan Holbrook|
|Operations Director||Diana Vdovets|
|Senior Account Managers||Patti Augustyn, Julia Carter, Valeria Coric, Christine Cossette Jacqueline Simon, Liza Sweitzer|
|Marketplace Advertising Manager||Kelly Zech|
|Marketing Director||Gina E. Pucci|
|Graphic Designer||Brittany Van Swol|
|Director, Events & Sponsorships||Katie Kosko|
|Producer, Events||Maggie Ahern|
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|Director, Planning and Analysis||Phil Krawisz|
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How to Submit Story Ideas to Chicago Magazine
- Publicists, local business owners, and organizations seeking coverage
- Freelance writers, photographers, and illustrators (online freelancers, please see web-specific section below)
- Readers with ideas they would like to see us cover
- Note: These guidelines are for the print magazine. If you want to pitch to Chicagomag.com, please see below
- Check the print magazine and Chicagomag.com to make sure we cover the topic you have in mind and to see our story format. We do not run stories that lack a Chicago angle, so please do not pitch them.
- Write a brief (1- to 3-paragraph max) pitch, stressing why your idea is different, newsworthy, and compelling for our readers. If you are a writer, photographer, or illustrator, please include samples of your work.
- Pitch early. The print magazine is monthly; we finalize story lineups a few months before the cover date.
|Arts, Music, and Culture||Tal Rosenberg|
|Best of Chicago||Lauren Williamson|
|Book Reviews and Excerpts||Matt Pollock|
|Business, Tech, Economy||Lauren Williamson, Whet Moser|
|Chicagoans of the Year||Terrance Noland|
|Dining, Food, Cookbooks||Carrie Schedler|
|Drinking and Bars||Carrie Schedler|
|Events (Cultural, etc.)||Tal Rosenberg, Matt Pollock|
|Fashion and Style||Matt Pollock|
|Health and Fitness||Lauren Williamson|
|Home and Garden||Matt Pollock|
|Human Interest||Terry Noland|
|Illustration||Katherine Bryja Shady, Emily Johnson|
|Law and Crime||Terry Noland|
|Letters to the Editor||Matt Pollock|
|Medicine and Top Doctors||Lauren Williamson|
|Most Powerful Chicagoans||Terry Noland|
|Politics||Lauren Williamson, Whet Moser|
|Real Estate||Lauren Williamson|
|Sales Check||Jenny Berg|
|Schools and Education||Lauren Williamson|
|Chicagomag.com||Whet Moser, Matt Pollock, and/or relevant topic editor above; see guidelines below|
So, you want to write for Chicagomag.com. We’d love to hear your ideas! Our main subject areas online are politics/city life, arts/culture, and dining. But, we’re happy to hear any pitches that follow the below guidelines.
Things we are always looking for:
- Smart, concise analysis that brings context and nuance to local news
- Service pieces that provide timely, essential information or direction to our readers
- Stories of unique people or groups in Chicago that shed light on the urban experience
- Well-written essays (which may or may not include first-person experience) that add insight to current issues
- Creative storytelling that breathes new life into an issue that deserves to remain in the spotlight
Things we are never looking for:
- Stories that do not relate to Chicago or have importance to Chicagoans
- Re-reporting someone else’s reporting with little additional work—“hot takes,” as some might say, that lack analysis
- Publicity/PR pitches that do nothing to serve our readers
If your idea is a good fit for us, we will contact you. Please understand that due to the volume of pitches we receive, it is not possible to respond to them all individually. Thank you!