Launched in June 2000, After Hours is a semi-annual literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, art, and photography from Chicago-area writers and artists such as Stuart Dybek, Marc Smith, Barry Silesky, Mark Turcotte, Rane Arroyo, David Hernandez, Nina Corwin, Tara Betts, Marty McConnell, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Norbert Blei, Mike Puican, Billy Lombardo, Donald G. Evans, Carlos Cumpian and so many more.
In 2014, After Hours Press began publishing full length books as well as the semi-annual journal.
In 2022, After Hours Press has partnered with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and Third World Press to publish a definitve new book of poetry:
Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry
© After Hours Press 2023, Elmwood Park, IL
(published in partnership with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame), $25.00
, by Larry Janowski, $15.00
the selected poems of Mary Blinn, $15.00
, essays by students of Norbert Blei and their experience of his class at The Clearing Folk School, $15.00
One Year, $20.00