Submission Guidelines:

  • We consider only finished, polished non-fiction submissions.
  • Brick encourages writers of underrepresented identities—including but not limited to writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer, non-binary, Deaf, and/or disabled—to submit their literary non-fiction.
  • Brick is open for submissions twice a year: from October 1 to October 31 and from April 1 to April 30. 
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • We will read simultaneous submissions, but please let us know and withdraw your manuscript if you piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Please only submit one piece at a time. Please wait for our response before sending us other work to consider. Multiple submissions will be automatically rejected.
  • While Brick does not set a word limit, we tend towards a range of 1,000–5,000 words. Of course, rules like this were made to be broken. Whatever the length, the piece must be exemplary.
  • Please allow six to nine months for us to respond to your submission.
  • We are no longer able to accept mailed submissions.

If you’ve read our guidelines above and are ready to submit your best non-fiction to Brick, please send it through Submittable during our submission periods. We look forward to reading your work.

Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of non-fiction only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. While Brick does not set a word limit, we strongly suggest submissions not exceed 5,000 words.

Purchase our current issue at a discounted price (includes shipping) to familiarize yourself with Brick and the kind of writing we publish. Enjoy this introduction to “the best literary publication in North America” (Annie Proulx), filled with the most invigorating and challenging literary essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and unusual musings we can get our hands on.


Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of non-fiction only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. While Brick does not set a word limit, we strongly suggest submissions not exceed 5,000 words.

Purchase a one-year (two-issue) subscription to familiarize yourself with Brick and the kind of writing we publish. Enjoy this introduction to “the best literary publication in North America” (Annie Proulx), filled with the most invigorating and challenging literary essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and unusual musings we can get our hands on.


Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of non-fiction only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. While Brick does not set a word limit, we strongly suggest submissions not exceed 5,000 words.

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