For more than a decade now, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews. Though still committed to the mission of publishing new writers, Brevity has enjoyed an embarrassment of recent riches, including the work of two Pulitzer prize finalists, numerous NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, and Japan. Authors published in Brevity include Sherman Alexie, Lia Purpura, Terese Svoboda, John Calderazzo, Steven Barthelme, Mark Yakich, Ander Monson, Caitlin Horrocks, Jon Pineda, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Robin Hemley, Lee Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, Robin Behn, Abby Frucht, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Ira Sukrungruang, Rigoberto González, Judith Kitchen, Michael Martone, and Diana Hume George.

Work from Brevity has been anthologized and reprinted in venues including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Utne Reader, the Short Takes anthology, the Best Creative Nonfiction anthology from W.W. Norton, and many recent writing textbooks.

Over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month, with another 4,000 or so on the Brevity blog.

CONTACT US

Questions (but not submissions) can be sent along to our e-mail address brevitymag(at)gmail.com.  All submissions must come though our Submissions page.

 


 

Photo from our Recent Staff Retreat

BREVITY STAFF

Editor: Dinty W. Moore

Managing Editors: Kelly Sundberg and Sarah Einstein

Book Review Editor: Debbie Hagan

Craft Editor: Julie Riddle

Social Media Editor: Allison Williams

Assistant Editors: Alexis Paige, Kim McElhatten, and Tim Elhajj

Copy Editor: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Yoga Teacher: Mahatma Kane Jeeves