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. 

If you have any trouble using this online system, please email
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.

If you have any trouble using this online system, please email