Photo of Chance Hoener wearing a pink bowtie.


I’m Chance Hoener, a Magazine Journalism major at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I am currently a junior, and have a love for writing about music and long-form narrative journalism. I hope to get a career working as a writer at a lifestyle magazine like Texas Monthly or 5280.

This past Summer I worked at The Fort Scott Tribune and had the opportunity to write a multitude of stories, including three stories that appeared on A1. I have also written for Drake Magazine, Drake University’s student-produced, bi-annual magazine for the past two semesters. I wrote for the music sections of the print magazine and also for online. Away from school and internships, I have kept up with my love for music writing by working as a contributing writer for Band Bombshell since August of 2013.

When I’m not writing or doing school work, I enjoy playing guitar, slacklining and spending time outdoors. I also love sinking into a great horror novel, or a piece of creative non-fiction and getting lost for a couple hours. I was raised in Southeast Kansas in the rural town of Hepler, and grew up with a rancher for a father and a school teacher for a mother. I’m a beer fanatic and you can read about my adventures on my Iowa beer blog.

If you have any questions or just want to get in touch with me, see the Contact Me page!

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