By Jim Kourlas
MAKE Literary Productions, NFP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to publish contemporary literary writing through the biannual print publication, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, to stage readings and integrative arts events, and to educate through public forums on literature and writing and publishing workshops.
MAKE Literary Productions is partially supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and DCASE, as well as the generous support of individual donors.
MAKE: A Literary Magazine
Chicago is a storyteller’s city, and MAKE is the story’s magazine. Chock full of fiction, poetry, essays, art, and reviews MAKE is substantial in both feel and scope. MAKE expands on the Chicago tradition to entertain and to inform.
A biannual publication, MAKE circulates 1,000 copies twice a year throughout the United States. Find MAKE in bookstores and making the rounds at special events, such as readings and festivals. MAKE was founded in 2004 by Ramsin Canon, Sarah Dodson, and Mike Zapata.
These people currently make MAKE:
Creative Director, Johnathan Crawford
Graphic Designer, Joshua Hauth
MLP Director, Sarah Dodson
Managing Editor, Katrina Sogaard Anderson
Assistant Managing Editor, R. Josh Watkins
Fiction Editor, Kamilah Foreman
Nonfiction Editor, Kathryn Scanlan
Poetry Editor, Joel Craig
Reviews Editor, Mark Molloy
Intercambio Prose Editor, Brenda Lozano
Intercambio Poetry Editor, Daniel Borzutzky
Portfolio Art Editor, Stacie Johnson
Associate Editors, LC Fiore, Kerstin Schaars
Contributing Editors, Kyle Beachy, Don De Grazia, Steffi Drewes, Joseph Drogos, Katie Geha, Kathleen Rooney
Proofreader/ Copy Editor, Sarah Kramer
Intern, Jim Kourlas
Review of issue 9 on Fluid / Exchange by Steve Halle
MAKE in the Chicago Tribune!
March, 2013, Radio interview by Cheryl Fusco Johnson on KRUU, The Voice of Fairfield, IA
“Sarah Dodson, Executive Director of MAKE Literary Productions, reveals the backstory behind the 2004 founding of MAKE: A Literary Magazine. She also discusses how Make, which she cofounded with writing friends, forges connections among writers and artists spread across the globe. Containing work from writers in the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, the latest issue, Exchange/Intercambio, features work translated from Spanish to English and others translated from English to Spanish. Join us for an fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a literary journal and the minds of the volunteers whose devotion keeps it relevant and fresh. Sarah and other MAKE writers will be in Iowa City next week for the Mission Creek Festival.”
March, 2010, MAKE co-founder, 848 contributor and Gapersblock.com political columnist Ramsin Canon stopped by the WBEZ studios to talk MAKE with Allison Cuddy.
MAKE is available at numerous bookstores throughout Chicago, as well as the US.
To order a subscription for your library, contact SWETS.
MAKE is available anywhere, anytime, online.
Support MAKE Your subscriptions and tax-deductible financial support are immensely appreciated and keep us in action.
MAKE Literary Productions, NFP
2822 W. Dickens #3
Chicago, IL 60647
(info at makemag.com)
Interested in writing reviews?
Submit your contact information and samples of your previous work to the Reviews Editor
Sarah Dodson, Director/Managing Editor
e: sarah at makemag.com
A while back, we were on The Lit Show. Listen up.
I submit that literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. Now we all know.
Chicago: City on the Make