Have you written a story or poem inspired by Hyde Park? Submit today to the Anthology of Chicago


From anthologyofchicago.com, "Submissions are now open for the Anthology of Chicago, a literary project that aims to collect poems and stories that evoke the spirit of Chicago's many neighborhoods, celebrating those neighborhoods and the writers that live, work, and play in them. Anthology of Chicago is currently accepting poems and stories that are specifically inspired by Hyde Park, with further neighborhoods to come.

Chicago has passed through many identities in its 175-year history, but it remains a city of neighborhoods. As much as we shape our neighborhoods, our neighborhoods shape us. Neighborhoods are crucibles for history and culture and architecture and lovers and fighters and ghosts. Anthology of Chicago wants you to use your neighborhood as sandbox and springboard. Let us run our fingers over your mental map, whether it's brand new or fraying at the edges. Show us your ghosts. Impart to us the essence of your neighborhood. Tell us something surprising. We want to point to your piece and proclaim with that Chicago confidence, 'That's Hyde Park! (or Pilsen, or Logan Square, or Andersonville). Couldn't be anywhere else.' We are Chicago, and so are you, and it's time to have fun."

For more information, visit the Project website or contact Anthology of Chicago editor Rachel Hyman at rachel@anthologyofchicago.com.

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