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The masthead of STOCKYARD Magazine
Executive Editors Mikayla Lynch, Jacob Malone, Rory Tolan
Categories culture, literature, arts, politics
Frequency online weekly
Publisher Stockyard Media, Inc.
First issue 2008
Country  United States
Language English

STOCKYARD was an American online cultural magazine that focused on society, art, and literature; it published fiction, poetry, social commentary, political commentary, satire, reportage, and reviews. Started in 2008,[1] it matured into a publication relevant to its Chicagoan and international audience.


Stockyard Media, Inc. – the company that owns and publishes STOCKYARD – was founded in 2008 by four alumni of the University of Chicago;[2] originally slated to be a print magazine,[1] the magazine moved to Internet-only, citing "the flexibility and ingenuity that the Internet allows."[2]

STOCKYARD has published Guggenheim fellows, and authors from New York, Washington, D.C., London, and Edinburgh, despite its basis in the city of Chicago.[1] The magazine is a sponsor of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.[3]

Critical response[edit]

STOCKYARD has received praise for its notable section, the Galerie, for its well-curated art from Chicago artists, and for the strong voices of its writers. Fiction author Doug Shiloh praised the magazine, writing, "Speed is a plus to these times. Stockyard employed the true worth of the Internet; it was published within a week of first notifying me. Editor Rory Tolan and crew are creating something special in Chicago with the scope of what they're giving to audience." [4][unreliable source?]

In a review published in the Chicago Weekly, some the magazine's articles were cited as being written in an inaccessible style, but many readers commenting on articles have disagreement with the assessment.


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