Brick, A Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • We encourage sending submissions online through Submittable. While we will also accept submissions sent by mail, due to COVID-19 there will likely be delays in retrieving and reading any mailed submissions.
  • 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 September 1 to September 30 and from March 1 to March 31. 
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • We will read simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as your manuscript 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, A Literary Journal