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
Contributing Reviews Editor: Sadaf Ferdowsi, sadaf.ferdowsi@gmail.com
For more info, contact our managing editor Cora Jacobs, cjacobs@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.

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


Garnett Kilberg Cohen
Re’Lynn Hansen

Contributing Reviews Editor

S. Ferdowsi

Interviews Editor

Sam Weller

Managing Editor

Cora Jacobs

Assistant Managing Editor

Assistant Editors