Submitting to Paper Brigade

Paper Brigade 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.

The 2019 issue of Paper Brigade will be published in Fall 2018, and will primarily be focused on 2018 books.


Paper Brigade accepts original, unpublished nonfiction between 1,500 and 2,500 words.

Please submit a complete manuscript, not a pitch.

Pieces should involve a 2018 book, and we encourage authors to be creative about the ways in which they accomplish this. (We're not looking for straightforward book reviews.) The majority of our articles feature more than one book, and they often discuss trends in current literature or explore books in the context of older traditions.

Authors are also reminded that their pieces will be published several months after they are submitted, so references to specific current events may not be appropriate.

In terms of style, please note that Paper Brigade is a literary, not academic, publication.

We provide a small honorarium for original nonfiction.


Paper Brigade accepts English translations of fiction (up to 2,500 words) and poetry. Please submit the original version along with the translation. The English translation must be previously unpublished. The translator is responsible for securing permission.

Submission Process

Please email your submission to, including your name and email address on the first page. We only accept submissions electronically.

Submissions are due by June 1, 2018, and are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit as early as possible.

With the exception of translations (see above), we are not currently accepting fiction, poetry, or visual arts submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you immediately notify us if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.

If your piece is published in Paper Brigade, you may not publish it elsewhere without our permission and an approved credit line.

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