We are now open to submissions for our literary review. Please visit our info page to read the CHILLFILTR mission statement. Send us your best work here. Multiple submissions are fine. There is no submission fee.

All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published here as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites by clicking the applause button at the bottom of the piece. Year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

We just opened submissions in May of 2020. We publish new pieces every weekend.


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Drunk Promises Are Hard to Keep: Beginning is Easy - Finishing is Hard.

Krister Axel
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Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: This is Why Your Parents Support Trump.

Krister Axel
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Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: Good News, Bad News

Krister Axel

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Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: At Least One More Month of Quarantine

Confrontation, to me, is awkward in all its forms.…

Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: One Week Feels Like a Month

Everyone is on lockdown, schools are not going to be back in session at least until September, and it seems likely that Oregon will be moving into a shelter-in-place state mandate starting as early as tomorrow.…

Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: Sending Love and Antibodies

We have a small, fragile community, and it warmed my heart that so many businesses decided to do the right thing, without having to be told to do so. But at the same time, it feels like much of this country is still in need of a strong reality check.…

Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: The First Days

There are still huge parts of society in the US that are taking this upheaval of ordinary life as an opportunity for celebration, and for travelers, students, and members of the gig economy, the opportunity for self-quarantine and so-called 'social distancing' has been limited, to put it mildly.…

The Tao of Cézanne: Error is the Natural State of a Complex System.

The Cézannes of the world bloom late not as a result of some defect in character, or distraction, or lack of ambition, but because the kind of creativity that proceeds through trial and error necessarily takes a long time to come to fruition. (Malcom Gladwell, The New Yorker, October 13, 2008)…

Durkey? Turkuck? - A Spontaneous Visit to the Wilds of Grants Pass.

Perhaps it is true that the idea of this world as a great mountain that reaches above the clouds, pinched from subterranean plates of earth and rock, can sustain itself on symbolism alone.…

The CHILLFILTR Review publishes poetry, memoirs, short stories, and personal essays by writers from around the world.

Curated with love in Ashland, Oregon.