Welcome, young writers! 826CHI's Compendium Volume V is a professionally-published anthology featuring creative writing from young authors across the city of Chicago. Our submission window is open from November 1st until 5pm on December 1st, 2015; no exceptions. Read on for details >>

To submit a story, you must be a Chicago resident between the ages of 6 and 18.

- Submit one piece of writing that represents your best work. Any genre or form will be considered. If you submit more than one piece of writing, we will dismiss your submission.
- Pieces will be published exactly as they are sent to us, so make sure you have carefully proofread.
- Story length: 1500 words max (no minimum)
- Poem length: 500 words max (no minimum)

CLICK HERE to submit your story or poem by 5pm on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015.

We'll be in touch in May 2016 to notify you of acceptance or decline. We anticpate an October 2016 publication and celebration of this book. Please email Kinsley([email protected])with questions.