Welcome to Chestnut Review, a literary home for stubborn artists and writers!


We believe literary markets should be open to everyone.

We pay our artists for their poetry, flash, and longer works of fiction and nonfiction as well as chapbooks.

We are also a learning center, offering workshops and author feedback, as well as international retreats

If you currently are or anticipate becoming a regular submitter, our Patreon offers perks that will benefit you.

WINTER 2024 (5:3)

Special thanks to our generous Patreon supporters: Jane Ames, Catherine Marenghi, and Chris Mikesell.

POETRY

Stumbling Blocks on the Mission Center’s Basketball Court, Tamara Kreutz
We fool around in the sauna, Daniel Brennan
Unforgiven Etymology, Jaz Sufi
How it Began, Jana-Lee Germaine
A Sonnet for My Moon Baby, Claire Zhou
Necromancy, Muiz Ajayi
Hot Girl Prayer, Sahara Sidi

PROSE

Afterimage, Santiago Márquez Ramos
Trigger Warning, Caitlyn Hunter
A Pure Catastrophe, Zaynab Hassan
Dreamy and Content, Katie Quach
The Art of Planting Flowers, Amara Okolo

ART

Internal Battle, Britnie Walston
Pop Machine, Richard Lingo
Bleed, Elizabeth Yuan
After the Squirrels Have Feasted—What Remains 2, Karen Pierce Gonzalez