The South Side Weekly is a nonprofit newsprint magazine dedicated to supporting cultural and civic engagement on the South Side, and to providing educational opportunities for developing journalists, writers, and artists.
We publish in-depth coverage of the arts and issues of public interest alongside oral histories, poetry, fiction, interviews, and artwork from local photographers and illustrators.
The paper is produced by an all-volunteer editorial staff and seeks contributions from across the city. We distribute each Wednesday in the fall, spring, and winter, with short breaks during March and December. Over the summer we publish bi-weekly. A full map of our distribution network is available here.
If you have submissions, story ideas, comments, or questions, you can reach us by phone at (773) 234-5388, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at:
Attn: South Side Weekly
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Editor-in-Chief Hafsa Razi
Managing Editors Julia Aizuss, Andrew Koski
Director of Staff Support Baci Weiler
Director of Writer Development Mari Cohen
Deputy Editor Olivia Stovicek
Senior Editor Emeline Posner
Music Editor Austin Brown
Stage & Screen Editor Nicole Bond
Visual Arts Editor Corinne Butta
Editors-at-Large Maha Ahmed, Christian Belanger, Jake Bittle, Ellie Mejía
Contributing Editors Maddie Anderson, Joe Andrews, Jonathan Hogeback, Carrie Smith, Margaret Tazioli, Yunhan Wen
Staff Writers Sara Cohen, Christopher Good, Rachel Kim, Michal Kranz, Anne Li, Zoe Makoul, Kylie Zane
Fact Checkers Eleanore Catolico, Sam Joyce, Rachel Kim, Adam Przybyl, Hafsa Razi, Carrie Smith, Tiffany Wang, Baci Weiler
Staff Photographers Denise Naim, Jason Schumer, Luke Sironski-White
Staff Illustrators Zelda Galewsky, Natalie Gonzalez, Courtney Kendrick, Turtel Onli, Raziel Puma, Lizzie Smith
Data Visualization Jasmine Mithani
Webmaster Sofia Wyetzner
Publisher Harry Backlund
Board of Directors
Director Maha Ahmed
Secretary Clare Fentress
Director Darryl Holliday
Treasurer Harrison Smith
Director (Staff Liaison) Baci Weiler
Chair Rachel Wiseman