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, artwork, 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.

SPRING 2024 (5:4)

Special thanks to our generous Patreon supporters:

Adam Boustead, Joy Gallagher Bullen, Ciel Downing, DrJRad, Regina McIntosh, Chris Mikesell, M. Benjamin Thorne

INTERVIEW

A Conversation with Abduljalal Musa Aliyu, Zoe Korte

POETRY

This Desire to Flee From People I Cherish to a Strange World Is a Form of Brain Disease I’d Be Lying to Say I Comprehend, Abduljalal Musa Aliyu
Compulsory Heterosexuality, Hazelle Rachelle
You know the kind of school, Winshen Liu
Thunder Thighs, Taylor Mallay
Adagio for Bisexual Erasure, Matthew Church
Cling, Abhinav
Object Permanence, Maryhilda Obasiota Ibe
Wake, Brennan Burnside
The Recipe—Joy As An Ingredient For Cooking Grief, Gospel Chinedu

PROSE

Leslie Birch Was Not Real, Coby-Dillon English
Bughouse, Shauna Friesen
The Genie & Me, Rosalind Margulies
Why Are You Still Here, Jona Whipple
An Entirely Different Girl, Linda Woolford

ART

Green Geode, Danielle O’Hanlon
Galaxy, Emily Rankin
Beautiful Fighters, Lena Zycinsky
The Way to Hammamet, Vincenzo Cohen
Quiet Spring, Keely Houk