About the Project

Beyond the bright lights and cityscapes, stories unfold. Some are true while others are fiction, revealing a side of the city that often goes untold. Chicago Literary Map is charting the text and putting it in the palm of your literary-loving hand.

Navigate Chicago on a new level, guided by the voices who have been, where updates bring new vignettes from around the city. Chicago Literary Map is a website, an app and a writing prompt. If you would like to contribute to the growing community of mapped writers, learn about how to submit here.


Chicago Literary Map was founded by Stephanie Plenner—a Chicagoland native, designer, writer, and sun enthusiast.

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