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Support MAKE 2017 with Your 2016 Donation

It’s going to be a good year. We can feel it.

In 2016, we at MAKE sought to challenge ourselves in order to bring innovative and essential new programming, writing, visual art, and translations to live audiences in Chicago and Mexico City and through print and online projects to audiences across the globe.

We published a BOOK, MAKE X, with over 80 contributors. (Look for the official release from Featherproof Books in early spring, 2017.)

We participated in numerous book fairs, hosted readings in unusual locations, and partnered with new friends and organizations in Chicago, L.A, New York City, and Mexico City.

We hosted two readings in Mexico City with more talent packed into a room than we could imagine to see in a lifetime.

We were nominated for CLMP’s Firecracker award for Magazine of the Year!

And we made the dream of continuing the Lit & Luz Festival come true with the support of many individuals, outstanding sponsors, incredible institutional partners, and a generous grant from the NEA. Together we brought seven Mexican writers, musicians, and visual artists to Chicago for a week-long series of free readings, talks, and a live show featuring newly created works of art in collaboration with Chicagoans.

Longtime editors Kathryn Scanlan, Nonfiction, and Stacie Johnson, Visual Art Portfolio, handed the reigns to Jessica Anne and Sarah Kramer, respectively. Managing Editor Jose-Luis Moctezuma transitioned to Interviews Editor and passed Managing Editor duties to former Assistant Managing Editor Chamandeep Bains.

Intercambio Poetry Editor Daniel Borzutzky won the National Book Award—which is separate from MAKE, but so outstanding, it’s worth mentioning here!

We have so much planned for 2017, and we invite you to join us.

Donations of any amount welcomed! 

$25 Lit & Luz pint glass and MAKE #16

$50 MAKE X and MAKE #16

$100 All of the above, plus complimentary entrance and treats at all MAKE 2017 events including book releases with the contributors, Lit & Luz 2016

$500 Be a MAKE super supporter and receive a set of over a dozen signed books from MAKE contributors, plus all of the above.

$1,000 Join us in Mexico City for Lit & Luz 2017! Airfare, lodging, and dinner with the participants.


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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



Jim Kourlas



MAKE Literary Productions, NFP

Co-directors, Sarah Dodson and Joel Craig

Development Associate, Natalie Edwards