Lee Chilcote's poetry has been published in Paddlefish, Icon, Tributaries, Great Lakes Review, Oyez Review, Steam Ticket, Conclave (forthcoming), Blueline (forthcoming), Blast Furnace (forthcoming) and other publications. His nonfiction has been published in Out of Line, Muse, Riverwind, Whiskey Island, Belt and the books Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology and Cleveland in Prose and Poetry.
Chilcote's freelance journalism has been published by Agence France Press, Yahoo.com, Land and People, Home Energy, Belt, Cleveland Magazine, Fresh Water Cleveland, Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland Scene, Rails to Trails, Crain’s Cleveland Business and other publications.
Chilcote completed an M.A. in English and Creative Nonfiction Writing from Cleveland State University in 2002, where he was awarded the Leonard Trawick Creative Writing Prize for nonfiction writing. His poem “Another Country” was also selected as a Runner-Up in the 2010 “Poetry in the Garden” contest sponsored by Case Western Reserve University. Chilcote was selected as second place winner of the 2014 Lakeland Community College poetry contest and as a finalist in the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem contest.