While Brevity (the magazine) publishes the finest examples of flash nonfiction we can find, the Brevity Blog is the place to discuss the business of writing, editing, and publishing, the writing life, challenges, inspiration, favorite books (including classics) and favorite essays, conference panels, etcetera. Keep these in the 500 to 1,000 word range, please. We are not able to pay for blog posts.
The blog, like the magazine, reaches thousands of readers each month. In fact, the blog currently has 45,000+ WordPress followers.
We are always open to guest writers for the Brevity blog. Blog submissions (in Word, not PDF or Google Docs) should be formatted as seen on the blog itself (single space, no indentation, space between paragraphs). Blog submissions can be sent to brevitymag+blog (insert @ symbol) gmail.com
We also are happy to announce contests, calls for submissions, and conference information, but please follow these guidelines:
- We cannot rewrite your poster or flyer into a prose announcement. You must send a prose announcement, ready to publish.
- The blog’s readers are not looking for pure advertising: if you wish folks to enter your contest, submit to your magazine, consider your conference, give us some insight into the sorts of nonfiction your editors favor, or into the editing process, or the ways in which your organization features nonfiction, or the philosophy of your contest judges or conference faculty. In other words, our readers like to learn, not just be told to “patronize us, patronize us.”
- Perhaps someone on your staff could do a brief interview with the director, editor, past contest winner, judge?
Keep information and announcements in the 250 to 850 word range, please, and send them to brevitymag+blog (insert @ symbol) gmail.com