Since 1993, Newcity’s Best of Chicago has been a publishing highlight of the year, with hundreds of entries offering our writers’ insight in a way that expands the imagination of what the city is and can be, and an advertising roster that acknowledges the can’t-miss character of this issue.
We don’t need to tell you that this year, our normal m.o. for this issue would make no sense. What does make sense to us in this moment and for this city is an overdue issue championing the past, present and maybe even future of Black Chicago, in all its spectacular vastness. Scoop Jackson and Tara Betts will guest edit this very special issue and, for the first time in our history, we’ll publish two different covers representing two distinct takes on the subject matter created by Nikko Washington and Andrea Coleman.
This is our 28th year publishing our Best of Chicago, a special issue featuring provocative, timeless writing and stunning design that encourages audiences to keep this on their coffee table for a very long time. This year’s edition, the first of its kind ever published in Chicago, will expand upon that tradition.
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Publication Date: November (Street date October 29)
Space Deadline: October 7
Materials Deadline: October 14
TARA BETTS is the author of “Break the Habit” and “Arc & Hue” in addition to her role as lit editor of Newcity. Her interviews and features have appeared in publications such as Sixty Inches From Center, NYLON, The Source, Poetry magazine, Hello Giggles and Mosaic Magazine.
SCOOP JACKSON is a lifelong South Sider who has contributed to Newcity for more than two decades. He’s been part of ESPN since March 2005, as a writer for its print and digital properties, as well as a regular guest on the sports network’s TV and radio shows. His most recent book, “The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sport,” was published earlier this year.