Brooklyn Rail

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Rae Armantrout, John Ashbery, Sherman Alexie, Seamus Heaney, Mark Strand, Kathy Acker, Paul Auster, Anne Carson, Jesse Ball, Harold Pinter, Rick Moody, Charles Bernstein, Susan Daitch, Samuel R. Delany, William H. Gass, Leo Steinberg, Pierre Joris, Jhumpa Lahiri, Clayton Eshleman, Anthea Bell, Arthur Danto, Robert Pinget, Richard Sieburth, Susan Bernofsky, John Hollander, Jerome Rothenberg, Anne Waldman
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in October 2000 and currently published 10 times annually, the Brooklyn Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond.  Our journal, in addition to featuring local reporting; criticism of music, dance, film, and theater; and original fiction and poetry, covers contemporary visual art in particular depth.

Tips From the Editor

One of the Rail’s many idiosyncrasies is that we do not have an Editor-in-Chief; each of our editors has autonomy over their section. If you are interested in submitting a pitch, press release, or manuscript, please direct it to the attention of the editor your piece would concern. Please review the masthead and contact the desired editor at [section] (e.g. Please note that our poetry and fiction sections do not accept unsolicited submissions. Due to the volume of pitches received, editors cannot respond to all emails.

Contact Information

253 36th Street, Ste. C304
Unit 20
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Last updated: Jan 26, 2023