Sub­mit­ting to Paper Brigade and PB Daily

Paper Brigade, the annu­al print jour­nal of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, pro­vides a snap­shot of the pre­vi­ous year’s Jew­ish lit­er­ary land­scape while also explor­ing the his­to­ry of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture in Amer­i­ca and abroad. The pub­li­ca­tion is com­prised of arti­cles, inter­views, per­son­al essays, fic­tion, poet­ry, pho­tog­ra­phy, and illus­tra­tions that, togeth­er, high­light the breadth and diver­si­ty of Jew­ish books today.

We are com­mit­ted to giv­ing voice to Jew­ish-inter­est authors of all back­grounds, includ­ing those from mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties and writ­ers in trans­la­tion whose work may not oth­er­wise be avail­able in Eng­lish. Paper Brigade also seeks to expand the com­mon­ly held idea of what con­sti­tutes the Jew­ish expe­ri­ence.” We are com­mit­ted to help­ing authors con­nect with as broad a read­er­ship as pos­si­ble by strik­ing a bal­ance between schol­ar­ship and con­tent that will be acces­si­ble to read­ers, Jew­ish and non-Jew­ish, lay and academic.

The 2025 issue will be pub­lished in the fall of 2024, and will pri­mar­i­ly be focused on 2024 books. All authors are paid for orig­i­nal work.


Paper Brigade con­sid­ers orig­i­nal, unpub­lished short fiction.

Sto­ries should be between 1,500 and 7,000 words, and we encour­age authors to famil­iar­ize them­selves with Paper Brigade before sub­mit­ting. Sub­mis­sions must be pre­vi­ous­ly unpub­lished, online or in print. Please send only one sto­ry, along with a $3 read­ing fee. Sto­ries will be con­sid­ered for both print and online pub­li­ca­tion on Paper Brigades dig­i­tal arm, PB Dai­ly.

The sub­mis­sion peri­od clos­es on Feb­ru­ary 15, 2024Sub­mit through Sub­mit­table here.


Paper Brigade con­sid­ers orig­i­nal, unpub­lished poet­ry. Please sub­mit a max­i­mum of two poems, along with a $3 read­ing fee. Poems will be con­sid­ered for both Paper Brigade and JBC’s online poet­ry series, Berru.

The sub­mis­sion peri­od clos­es on Feb­ru­ary 15, 2024. Sub­mit through Sub­mit­table here.


If you’re inter­est­ed in sub­mit­ting to our Wit­ness­ing series, send your piece or query to simona@​jewishbooks.​org

Our online Wit­ness­ing series shares pieces from Israeli authors and authors in Israel, as well as the expe­ri­ences of Jew­ish writ­ers around the globe, in the after­math of Octo­ber 7th. Read the series here.