To submit a story idea:
Chicago magazine looks to cover the city of Chicago and the greater Chicago area with indepth and thoughtful reporting and writing. Every story they publish must have a focus on Chicago or be important to their readers.
To pitch a story, please write a brief (1- to 3-paragraph max) pitch, stressing why your idea is different, newsworthy, and compelling for their readers.
Please be sure to pitch early. The print magazine is monthly; they finalize story lineups a few months before the cover date.
Then, email your pitch — with “story idea” in the subject line — to the proper person(s) as follows:
For food and drink, email Amy Cavanaugh
For home, health, and fashion, email Kelly Aiglon