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 breaks during April and December. Over the summer we publish monthly. A full map of our distribution network is available here.

For information about advertising check out our media kit here or call (773)234-5388.

Send submissions, story ideas, comments, or questions to editor@southsideweekly.com or mail to:

Attn: South Side Weekly
Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637


Editor-in-Chief Jake Bittle
Managing Editors Maha Ahmed,  Christian Belanger
Deputy Editor Olivia Stovicek
Senior Editor Emeline Posner

Education Editor Hafsa Razi
Lit Editor Sarah Claypoole
Music Editor Austin Brown
Stage & Screen Editor Julia Aizuss
Visual Arts Editor Corinne Butta

Contributing Editors Joe Andrews,Eleonora Edreva, Andrew Koski, Lewis PageSammie SpectorCarrie Smith
Editors-at-Large  Mari Cohen, Ellie Mejía

Video Editor Lucia Ahrensdorf
Radio Producer Maira Khwaja

Social Media Editor Emily Lipstein, Sam Stecklow, Sierra Cheatham
Web Editor Andrew Koski
Visuals Editor  Ellen Hao
Layout Editor Baci Weiler

Senior Writer Stephen Urchick

Staff Writers
Olivia Adams, Sara CohenChristopher Good,Anne Li,Kristin Lin, Emiliano Burr Di Mauro, Zoe Makoul Sonia Schlesinger, Darren Wan
Staff Photographers Juliet EldredFinn JubakAlexander Pizzirani, Julie Wu 
Staff Illustrators Javier SuarezAddie Barron, Jean Cochrane, Lexi Drexelius, Wei Yi Ow, Amber Sollenberger, Teddy Watler, Julie WuZelda Galewsky,  Seonhyung Kim

Editorial Interns Gozie Nwachukwu, Kezie Nwachukwu, Bilal Othman

Webmaster Sofia Wyetzner
Harry Backlund

Board of Directors

Secretary Clare Fentress
Director Darryl Holliday
Director Osita Nwanevu
Treasurer Harrison Smith
Chair Rachel Wiseman