Who are we?

Punctuate. A Nonfiction Magazine is a new online and print publication from the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. The word punctuate derives from the Latin punctum, meaning point; we aim to promote a kind of striking, honest, diverse nonfiction writing that has a point to prove.

What do we publish?

Punctuate seeks emerging and established writers to submit complex, provocative, unique nonfiction writing. Punctuate publishes traditional and experimental writing side by side, showcasing a mosaic of forms that push disciplinary boundaries, including personal essays, flash nonfiction, graphic essays, and journal excerpts.

How do you submit to Punctuate.?

Visit blogs.colum.edu/punctuate or type punctuate.colum.edu into your browser and click on the Submit Your Work tab. Our submission fee is $3.00. We will reply in eight to twelve weeks. Multiple submissions are accepted.

What about interviews and reviews?

Send pitches for interviews and nonfiction book reviews to:

Interviews Editor: Sam Weller, sweller@colum.edu
Reviews Editor: T Clutch Fleischmann, tfleischmann@colum.edu
For more info, contact our managing editor Ian Morris at imorris@colum.edu.

Where can you read Punctuate?

Our online magazine features essays, reviews, interviews, blog posts, including new work from Marcia Aldrich, Kathleen Rooney, and Rochelle Hurt. Our first print issue was released in the fall of 2016. Subscription information can be found on our website. Our premier print issue showcases the work of Bret Lott, Anne Panning, Ander Monson, and an interview with novelist Aleksandar Hemon.

Punctuate. A Nonfiction Magazine is a publication of the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.


Garnett Kilberg Cohen
Re’Lynn Hansen

Reviews Editor

S. Ferdowsi

Interviews Editor

Sam Weller

Managing Editor

Ian Morris

Assistant Managing Editor

Juliana Rafelli

Design Editor

Andrew Krzak

Marketing and Promotions Editor

Benjamin Williams

Assistant Editors

Lauren Antonelli
Shannon Barry
Tabitha Chartos
Ishah Houston
Taylor Imel
Chyna Reed
Mariel Tishma
Mackenzie Trowbridge

Founding Assistant Editors

Hanna Bourdon
Rebecca Bustamente
DeLaynna Corley
Olivia Day
Courtney Freeh
Elizabeth Gerard
Kristen Nichols
Macy Sego
Evan Tingey
Latoya Wolfe
Shannon Zaid