For more than two decades, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction has published well-known and emerging writers working in the brief essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews. Though still committed to the mission of publishing new and emerging writers, Brevity has been fortunate over the years to include the work of Pulitzer prize winners, NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and Japan. Authors published in Brevity include Diane Seuss, Roxane Gay, Deesha Philyaw, Ander Monson, Daisy Hernandez, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Abigail Thomas, Lia Purpura, David L. Ulin, Heather Sellers, Matthew Gavin Frank, Lee Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, 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, Best American Essays, and many recent writing textbooks.

Over the past year Brevity drew more than 13,000 unique visitors per month, while the Brevity Blog currently has more than 50,000 followers.


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-in-Chief: Dinty W. Moore

Managing Editor: Zoë Bossiere

Assistant Managing Editor: Kendra Ralston

Social Media Editor: Allison Williams

Assistant Editors: Rachel Baila, Jennifer Boulette, Marna Brown-Krausz, Anna Chotlos, Michelle Cutler, Julia Davis, Nick Finno, Taylor Grothe, Sheila Harrigan, Darcy Hicks, Susan Lerner, Jill Littig, Jenn Mariano, Kimberly McElhatten, Samantha Price, Brandon Robles, Morgan Rose-Marie, Aggie Stewart, Kaitlyn Tatulli, Lisa Thornell, Beth Tillman, Angelique Tung, Courtney Witham, Taylor Weech, Laura White, Stacie Worrel

Blog Editors: Heidi Croot and Andrea Firth

Special Projects Editor: Sarah Einstein

Copy Editor: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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