The Brooklyn Review is looking for new poetry, fiction, plays, nonfiction and visual art. We are particularly interested in featuring BIPOC voices and perspectives.
All submissions will be considered for both our site and print issues.
Please submit only one work per reading period in any given genre, and please, only original, previously unpublished works.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. Please do not send us multiple submissions, or submit poetry and fiction to the nonfiction category if those genres are closed.
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 20 pages.
Nonfiction: up to 3,500 words.
Art: Photography, drawings, paintings, comics, multimedia, and digital art. Up to 5 jpegs, pdfs, etc.
We love writing that merges into memoir, poetry, fiction, lyric, or dramas, and we love personal essays, as well as narratives about travel, science, history, art, pop culture, music and more—all with an emphasis on narrative. So, no matter what you write about or how you write it, be sure to tell a story.
The Brooklyn Review nonfiction section is committed to publishing the work of BIPOC writers and activists as part of our attempt to upturn "the hierarchies of cultural production that have contributed directly to social and systemic determinations of whose lives matter and why” (UChicago English Faculty Statement).
Send us an engaged piece of writing that takes chances with its writing style. Pieces should not exceed 3500 words. We look forward to reading your work!
About the Editors
Monique Ngozi Nri
I am a Black, cisgendered woman of Nigerian and Barbadian parentage who has lived and worked in Lagos and London and now New York. I am a poet, performer and reader and writer who recently graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). I am committed to fighting for social justice in all areas of my life.
I'm a writer, teacher, and researcher from New York City. I'm a second-year MFA candidate at Brooklyn College in fiction. I love reading creative non-fiction that finds new angles on old perspectives, cuts its own path, and uses language to dig deeper into experiential truth.
We welcome submissions of photography, painting/mixed media, printmaking, film, multimedia, and digital art. Please include a short bio in your cover letter. You can submit up to 5 files.