The CHILLFILTR Review showcases hand-picked short stories, essays, and poems from around the world.

Writers — I am finally able to begin reading through the submissions from earlier this summer, and I am very impressed. Also, I am humbled by the notes many of you have written about how much you are enjoying The CHILLFILTR Review, which truly means the world to me. I am really looking forward to producing more episodes of the podcast now that I have an office again.

Please be patient with me on timing. If you have already submitted, you WILL eventually be notified about your submission status, but unless you are selected for publication, that will not be until I am done reading through all the submissions. Right now there is a great number of them to get through and I take great care to give each of them the time they deserve.

Submissions will open again later in the year, but the format will be different. We are building out a submission platform from within the CHILLFILTR application so that you can receive instant updates about your status. Thanks for your patience!



Memories of the conflict that ensued when a young boy's prim little grandmother decides to date again—and reveals a bit of her secret life in fascist Italy.

by Richard Risemberg

Testimony - Man of Letters

You have girded your loins in a most laughable way for this world.—Franz Kafka

by Alexander Jonathan Vidgop

Rabbit Husband Seeks Dragon Wife

A man's journey brings him to an island inhabited by fish-like dragon women who desire more than his figurative heart.

by Sarina Dorie


In the midst of repurposing an abandoned motel, a fledgling commune sacrifices its most innocent member to its cherished ideals.

by Christopher Chinchilla


People will treat you how they’ll treat you.

by Jessica Helen Brant

The Nights and Days of Umberto Solis

This is what happens when determination, reality and fuck-it-all collide.

by Marc Shapiro

Eat You Up

I was daydreaming when I was called down to the office for early dismissal. I ran there, excited about what Mom had up her sleeve.

by Sarah Fitzgerald


Awakening occurs in every direction, like the moon becoming pregnant with light.

by Zach Beach

Imagine the Nighttime Sea

A few steps into the jungle and they are gone from our sight, gone from our reach.

by Donna Lee Miele