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

We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. CHILLFILTR is here to prove the point that amazing art is all around us.

Send us your best work. There is no submission fee.

All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 and will be published here and featured on our Tell Me a Story podcast. Vote for your favorites by clicking the green hand at the bottom of the page. Every year the works voted top 3 receive a cash prize.


A researcher has perhaps no difficulty choosing between her work and her relationship during a world crisis.

by Monica Wang

In Clover

The concept of 'making it' boils down to where you're at.

by Marc Shapiro

The song of defeat

These days are dark days. Show me your fears, and I will show you mine.

by Agbiri-onwu Chinwendu Elsie

We Work!

How do we balance our tech-love with retaining our humanity?

by Devon Balwit

Native Wave

A lilting poem about nature's perfect motion.

by Marian Kilcoyne


A college student develops acute hearing from an experimental depression treatment which puts her on a crash course with her school administration, and eventually with technological noise itself. - photo credit: Alex Perz

by Avital Balwit

the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice

Today, in the midst of the most significant social upheaval of an entire generation, this message is deeply appropriate. - photo credit: Spenser

by Penelope Olivia Wilder

The Golden Moon

A chronicle of love, tragedy, and enduring connection. - photo credit: Jens Lindner

by Fatima Okhuosami

In The Pocket

This one goes out to all the bass players. - photo credit: Nick Bolton

by Paul Smith