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.
Gauging the subscriber base for an online journal is admittedly an inexact science, but over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month. A better indicator of readership loyalty might be our regular mailing list. More than 5,000 individual readers have entered information into an e-mail form asking to be alerted each time a new issue is published.
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.
Editor: Dinty W. Moore
Managing Editors: Kelly Sundberg and Sarah Einstein
Book Review Editor: Debbie Hagan
Craft Editor: Julie Riddle
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Assistant Editors: Alexis Paige, Kim McElhatten, and Tim Elhajj
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