Issue # 8 This Everyday

Oct 01, 2009

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In June of 2005, the inaugural issue of MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine was released to a sun-soaked crowd, seeking refuge in a climate-controlled Humboldt Park bar. Since then, MAKE has taken distinct pleasure in publishing work from hundreds of writers and continues to host readings and other events merging literature, music, art, and film. Additionally, and from those first pages, MAKE Literary Productions, NFP — a full-fledged literary arts 501(c)(3) organization — was born and now serves as publisher of both MAKE and MAKE Online.

In an effort to reflect the magazine’s origins and chart its ever-evolving future, we dedicate issue eight to “This Everyday,” a celebration of the normal, an exaltation of the banal. While the magazine is published twice a year, MAKE is very much our everyday, our routine, our grind, not out of obligation but because we wouldn’t want it any other way. Literature infuses and enriches our lives on the daily. We imagine it’s the same for you.

In this issue, you will find work that observes and deconstructs the quotidian, discovers worth in modesty, and unveils the sublime in the most unlikely of places. The authors and visual artists herein look at what we often overlook and try to name it, rename it, and otherwise make sense of our relationships with each other and with ourselves. In their hands, the small and plain expand to generous proportions, becoming large enough to hold us all.

With issue eight, we also introduce a new design and a greater number of pages, nearly double that of our previous issues. These developments demonstrate our continued commitment to creating a print publication in a cultural environment that, at times, supports print less than ever before. Lest you think us stubborn and behind the times, however, we are additionally launching MAKE Online at makemag.com, allowing us to publish more stories, interviews, and reviews than ever before.

As an editorial and creative staff with a few issues under our collective belt, and on behalf of our Board, our past contributors, and everyone who has ever lent a hand — in particular MAKE cofounder Mike Zapata, currently in Ecuador writing the Great (South) American Novel — we thank you for your continued support of MAKE.


    Non-Fiction

  • Five Year Diary
    Anna Wilson
  • Anna Wilson’s Blog
  • Phrasebook (Nanjing)
    Brian Anderson
  • Them
    Bryan Furuness
  • Receptionist
    Christen Enos
  • Tenderfoot
    Emil Ferris
  • Pillow
    Claudia Smith
  • The Little Box
    Jill Christman
  • Imagine from Dream, Imagine at Waking
    Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Slow Rotation of the Pasture
    Blake Butler

    Poetry

  • Six Old Guys, Fat
    Dorothea Lasky
  • After We Were Monkeys but Before We Became Fish Again
    Weston Cutter
  • The Magus, Entablature
    Daniel McCann
  • [Glossary the verses, the variations], [Until the patience breaks, stay vexed]
    Rob Schlegel and Allison Titus
  • Cholua, The Aztec, Seed
    Tomaž Šalamun
  • Kalamazoo, On the New Poetry
    Greg Purcell
  • An Actual Family
    Ish Klein

    Portfolio

  • Anna Schachte
  • Roxane Hopper
  • Lauren Anderson
  • Maria Forde

    Reviews

  • Do Not Deny Me by Jean Thompson
    Kamilah Foreman
  • What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going by Damion Searls reviewed by Steven Gillis
    Steven Gillis
  • It Is Daylight by Arda Collins
    Alysse Hotz
  • Hilarity by Patty Seyburn
    Steve Langan
  • Classification of a Spit Stain by Ellie Ga
    Rachel G. Mohl

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Publisher

MAKE Literary Productions

 

Managing Editor

Katrina Sogaard Anderson

 

Assistant Managing Editor

R. Josh Watkins

 

Online Editor

Mairead Case

 

Fiction Editor

Kamilah Foreman

 

Nonfiction Editor

Kathryn Scanlan

 

Poetry Editor

Joel Craig

 

Intercambio Poetry Editor

Daniel Borzutzky

 

Intercambio Prose Editor

Brenda Lozano

 

Latin American Art Portfolio Editor

Alejandro Almanza Pereda

 

Reviews Editor

Mark Molloy

 

Art Portfolio Editor

Stacie Johnson

 

Creative Director

Johnathan Crawford

 

Graphic Design + Art Direction

Joshua Hauth, Hauthwares

 

Proofreader/Copy Editor

Sarah Kramer

 

Associate Editors

LC Fiore

Kerstin Schaars

 

Contributing Editors

Kyle Beachy

Don De Grazia

Steffi Drewes

Kathleen Rooney

 

Intern

Jim Kourlas

 

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MAKE Literary Productions, NFP

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Development Associate, Natalie Edwards