For nearly two decades, 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 three 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 Abigail Thomas, Sherman Alexie, Lia Purpura, Roxane Gay, Diane Seuss, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Steven Barthelme, Joe Mackall, Ander Monson, Caitlin Horrocks, Jon Pineda, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Robin Hemley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Lee Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, Robin Behn, Abby Frucht, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Ira Sukrungruang, Rigoberto González, Judith Kitchen, Michael Martone, and Jenny Boully.

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 drew more than 10,000 unique visitors per month, while the Brevity blog currently has more than 20,000 subscribers.


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



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Editor: Dinty W. Moore

Managing Editor: Jacob Little

Book Review Editor: Debbie Hagan

Craft Editor: Julie Riddle

Social Media Editor: Allison Williams

Assistant Editors: Alexis Paige, Kim McElhatten, Penny Guisinger, Brad Modlin, and Ruth Bolster

Special Projects Editor: Sarah Einstein

Copy Editor: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Editorial Intern: Hannah Koerner

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