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Broad Street

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$14/2 or $22/4
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Formal, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Paisley Rekdal, Alan Cheuse, Thomas E. Kennedy, Chad Hunt (photojournalism), Glenn Shepard, D. J. Lee, Maggie Messitt, Yehuda Amichai (Robert Alter translator), Dawn Whitmore (photo essay), Joshua Poteat, Lea Marshall, Richard Peabody, Tama Janowitz, Josh George (art), Lee Strasburger (art), Paloma Young (interview), Jeanette Winterson (interview).

Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 3 and growing
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Broad Street is an interdisciplinary non-profit magazine featuring the very best that creative non-fiction has to offer in an ever-expanding set of subgenres. We are an intersection where truth-telling prose, poetry, artwork, and interviews with storytellers in various media (e.g., sculpture, costume design, cgi, memoir), can converge to be enjoyed by readers and writers deeply engaged with the culture, though not necessarily through an academic lens. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professorial colleagues.

Tips From the Editor

Dare to push yourself in new ways. We want beautifully crafted, risky, previously unpublished non-fiction narratives: reflective essays, reportage, experimental truth-telling, poetry, prose poetry, photo essays, original artwork, and interviews (query first). Memoirs should be about more than "me"--offer insight into cultural phenomena, etc. We CRAVE reportage and researched essays, but no academic bluster, please! Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street. And please read a copy to be sure you write what we publish.
Each issue has a theme broadly applied; we appreciate fresh approaches. Follow directions on our online submissions page.
We give each piece painstaking editorial attention that rivals that of any book publisher.

Contact Information

Susann Cokal, Editorial Director
Susann Cokal / Broad Street / English Department
P.O. Box 842005
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2005

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Last updated: August 30, 2016

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