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At Chronically Lit, we are writing through chronic illness.

Chronically Lit is an online literary magazine. Our mission is to publish the best personal essays, interviews, and reviews by and about people with chronic illness. Our publication is meant to be enjoyed by people with chronic illness, their friends and family, healthcare workers, caregivers, and lovers of literature.

Current Editors

Jay Vera Summer is a writer, artist, and chronic illness-haver. She founded Chronically Lit and is the current Editor-in-Chief. Find her at and

Kate Champlin is a Chronically Lit editor, curriculum developer, writing tutor, and copy editor. She's a late-deafened adult with a PhD. in literature and disability studies from Ball State University (Indiana). She wants to see more disabled people telling their own stories in media and on the internet.

















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