More than half the earth’s population lives in a city, and in the next thirty years another 2.5 billion people will crowd into one. The Brooklyn Quarterly blog is about life in the urban moment. We are accepting full submissions and concise pitches for long- and short-form journalism (including multi-media submissions, especially those using Atavist), photography, poetry, and artwork, it explores how people and their governments—separately and together, in Brooklyn and beyond—experience cities and face down their challenges. 

For text submissions, please upload a single file in .doc or .pdf format. For visual or multi-media submissions with video, please use jpeg, .mov, .mp4 or zip formats.

Please include biographical statement and any relevant information in your cover letter. 

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The Brooklyn Quarterly is accepting poetry submissions of no more than ten pages on a rolling and continuous basis. Please review our previous publications to get a feel for the type of work we publish. We accept all English-language poems, including translations, and selections from recently-published or forthcoming books. 

Please include a short bio and any other relevant information in your cover letter.

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The Brooklyn Quarterly is accepting fiction submissions of varying lengths (word limit 5,000 words—but the shorter, the better) on a rolling and continuous basis. We like stories that are self-contained, but also consider excerpts from recently published or forthcoming book-length works as long as the piece works without additional context. Please review our previous publications to get a feel of what we are looking for, but consider that the fiction that is best for TBQ takes into account an environment larger than the piece creates in and of itself, acknowledging the presence of the world at large.

Please submit your work in .doc or .pdf format. If this is part of a larger work, let us know in the cover letter field, along with your bio and any other relevant information.

If you have any trouble using this online system, please email support@submittable.com.