A Public Space is an independent magazine of literature and culture. It was founded in 2006.
A Public Space
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
We accept unsolicited submissions from September 15–April 15, and recommend reading an issue or two before you submit your work—subscribe today or explore the online archive. The best way to submit is through Submittable: it’s easy to use, saves time and paper and postage, and enables you to keep track of your submission. Submissions can also be mailed to our Brooklyn address and must include an SASE.
We only accept one submission per person at a time. There are no word or poem limits. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we ask that you please withdraw your work from consideration if it has been accepted elsewhere. Novel excerpts and novellas are always welcome. We accept translations, and it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before submitting.
We’re excited to be collaborating with Graywolf Press, one of the leading literary publishers in the country, on A Public Space Books. Our first title, Dorthe Nors’s story collection Karate Chop, translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken, publishes in February 2014.
A Public Space is the publisher and partner of Monkey Business International, the in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine Monkey Business, which was founded in 2008 by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters, who curated a portfolio of Japanese literature in the debut issue of A Public Space. Monkey Business International showcases the best of contemporary Japanese literature, and is generously supported by the Nippon Foundation.
Deborah Pease (1943-2014)
Brett Fletcher Lauer
Yiyun Li, Annie Coggan, Martha Cooley, Edwin Frank, Mark Hage, John Haskell, Aviya Kushner, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Robert Sullivan, Antoine Wilson
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Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Zoë Bodzas, Lacey N. Dunham, Sarah Edwards, Sidik Fofana, Nick Fuller Googins, Katya Kazbek, Aarti Monteiro, Addison Namnoum, Johnny Stacewicz, Alex Tilney
Valentina ConchaToro, Tom Cusano, Nick Hamburger, Johnny Stacewicz, Zachariah Webb
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