|Editor in Chief and Publisher||Susanna Homan|
|Executive Editor||Terrance Noland|
|Design Director||Katherine Bryja Shady|
|Digital Editor||Bettina Chang|
|Senior Writer||Bryan Smith|
|Features Editor||David McAninch|
|Dining Editor||Penny Pollack|
|Senior Editors||Elly Fishman (Culture), Lauren Williamson|
|Associate Editors||Carrie Schedler (Dining), Whet Moser (Digital)|
|Web Developer||Ramzi Dreessen|
|Digital Producer||Lynette Smith|
|Social Media Video Editor||DS Shin|
|Assistant Editor||Matt Pollock|
|Contributing Editor||Julie Dugdale|
|Contributing Writers||Mark Bazer, David Bernstein, Tom Chiarella, Carol Felsenthal, Nina Kokotas Hahn, Noah Isackson, Rod O’Connor, Jeff Ruby (Chief Dining Critic), Bill Zehme|
|Contributing Dining Critics||Carly Boers, Peter Gianopulos, Maggie Hennessy, Dennis Ray Wheaton|
|Contributing Culture Critics||Jason Foumberg, Britt Julious, Graham Meyer, Catey Sullivan, Lauren Warnecke|
|Photo Director||Martha Williams|
|Deputy Design Director||Emily Johnson|
|Associate Art Director||Jacqueline Cantu|
|Assistant Art and Photo Editor||Ratko Radojcic|
|Contributing Digital Imaging Specialist||Andrew Davis|
|Contributing Copy Editors||Lenore Howard, Amy Schroeder|
|Prepress/Design Manager||Tom Kadzielawski|
|Production Specialist||Julie Szamlewski|
|Graphic Designer||Haleigh Castino|
|Sales Manager||Megan Holbrook|
|Senior Account Managers||Valeria Coric, Patti Augustyn|
|Account Managers||Mike Hubbard, Jacqueline Simon|
|Marketplace Advertising Manager||Kelly Zech|
|Marketing Director||Gina E. Pucci|
|Marketing Specialist||Sonya Dhindsa|
|Director, Events & Sponsorships||Katie Kosko|
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How to Submit Story Ideas to Chicago Magazine
- Publicists, local business owners, and organizations seeking coverage
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- 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.
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|Arts, Music, and Culture||Elly Fishman, Matt Pollock|
|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||Penny Pollack, Carrie Schedler|
|Habitat newsletter||Habitat newsletter team|
|Drinking and Bars||Carrie Schedler|
|Events (Cultural, etc.)||Matt Pollock|
|Fashion and Style||Matt Pollock|
|Green Awards||Matt Pollock|
|Health and Fitness||Lauren Williamson|
|Home and Garden||Diana Bitting|
|Human Interest||Bryan Smith|
|Law and Crime||Bryan Smith|
|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|
|Singles (Most Eligible)||Matt Pollock|
|Chicagomag.com||Bettina Chang, 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!