Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois.

Founded in January 2016, TMR began as a small team of three. Our purpose: to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In a world of print, we celebrate the digital decision.

The Matador Review strives to be a cultural conservationist for the alternative world. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative.

For us, "alternative" is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude. The Matador Review binds itself to these tenets, fostering a habitat for the unfamiliar and unsung.

ISSN: 2573-296X

For more information, here are a few interviews with The Matador Review:

Angela Y Smith: Interview with Matador’s Editor in Chief, JT Lachausse
DuotropeEditor Interview: Matador Review
The Drowning GullAn Interview with JT Lachausse
Trish Hopkinson: Submission Call and Interview - Matador Review
The Review Review: Building a Home for Alternative Art: A Chat with JT Lachausse
Aerogramme Writers' StudioWelcomed or Not: A Q & A with the Matador Review



JT Lachausse, Editor-in-chief
Shayne Bailey, Art Editor / Illustrator
Frank EnYart, Editor for The Post
Mandy Grathwohl, Interviews Editor / Social Media
Jim Hepplewhite, In-house Reviewer
Abbie Waters, Proofreader


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That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.
— L. Frank Baum