The Brooklyn Review is looking for innovative new poetry, fiction, performance texts, nonfiction and visual art. Although we do not advertise any particular "house style," we admire writing that seeks to enact formal challenges and concerns through its content; creates a vibrant field for language play; challenges traditional distinctions between genres or modes; and carries the torch of experimental or radical aesthetics in any way. We are particularly interested in amplifying the voices of historically marginalized writers, thereby opening new spaces for aesthetics, politics, and intersubjectivity to flourish.
Ultimately, we encourage everyone to read our previously published authors for a better glimpse of the magazine's style. All submissions will be considered for rolling publication on our website as well as inclusion in our print issues, published once a year each spring.
Please submit only one work per reading period in any given genre, and please, only original, previously unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
At different points throughout the year, we accept:
Fiction: up to 7,000 words.
Poetry: up to 5 poems. Please format and submit your work in a single document.
Performance texts: up to 5,000 words.
Nonfiction: up to 2500 words.
Art: Photography, drawings, paintings, comics, multimedia, and digital art. Up to 5 jpegs, pdfs, etc.