Chicago Tribune to launch literary journal

January 29, 2012

The Associated Press

(WBEZ/File)

The Chicago Tribune says it's launching a premium literary journal that newspaper subscribers can get for $99 a year.

It's called "Printers Row" and will feature book reviews, author interviews and stories about Chicago's literary scene. The newspaper says there'll also be a booklet of original fiction.

The journal is the newspaper's "first foray into premium offerings." That's according to a column to readers in Sunday's newspaper (http://trib.in/zGxYET).

The Tribune says the literary journal will come with Sunday newspapers and be available electronically.

The newspaper already features a weekly "Books" page, but the column calls the new literary journal "a richer, deeper exploration of the literary world."

The journal begins publication Feb. 26.

Chicago-based Tribune Co., which sought bankruptcy protection in 2008, owns the Chicago Tribune.