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

Submissions are open again and will remain open through July. We have built out a standalone submission platform so that you can receive instant updates about your status. More info is available from the Write for Us page.

Mademoiselle de la Dance

I wrote this Canzone as part of my senior thesis in Poetry.

by Krister Bjornson Axel


Siblings reanimate the past as a kettle boils in the kitchen of their family farmhouse.

by AN Grace

Moon Madlings

Some people don't think anyone lives at the three-way juncture where Cyndi Lauper meets Nirvana meets Jane Austen. Dana Miller does, however, reside there.

by Dana Miller

We have finally read through all the submissions of the last few months.

The level of quality and originality is always stunning to behold. Thank you to the hundreds of authors that submitted to us over the past six months.

by Krister Bjornson Axel


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