Chicago Stories


A digital magazine dedicated to showcasing authentic Chicago voices in media, art, and culture.

Our inaugural initiative is CMA - Digital Studios, a slate of five original web series fully developed, financed, and produced right here in Illinois. We are currently accepting submissions for development.

If you are an Illinois-based creative and have a web series idea (or a few!), click here to learn more and apply for funding consideration.

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The eL

elevating independent voices through digital media