a typistBrevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, numerous NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured many previously unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career. Over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month.

We will continue reading for our Special Issue on Gender until Mid-April but have closed submissions in our general category until September 2015 because of a backlog of excellent submissions. For information on Book Reviews, Craft Essays, and the Blog, see below.


Authors are paid a $45 honorarium for work selected.

What about Book Reviews and Craft Essays?

For book reviews, write Deb Hagan at brevitymag+bookrev (insert at symbol) gmail.com.  We do not review novels or poetry; only nonfiction titles.

For Craft Essays, contact Julie Riddle at brevitymag+craft (insert at symbol) gmail.com

What about the Brevity Blog?

We are always open to guest writers for the Brevity blog — reactions to news in publishing, reviews of new or classic nonfiction titles, reactions and appreciations of essays you’ve found in magazines, notes on the writing life.  Send those to brevitymag+blog (insert at symbol) gmail.com