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 October 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.
A Public Space has partnered with Graywolf Press to publish books by contributors to the magazine, including: Karate Chop (2015), So Much for That Winter (2016), and Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (2018) by Dorthe Nors; Cities I’ve Never Lived In (2016) by Sara Majka; The Complete Ballet (2017) by John Haskell; and A Lucky Man (2018) by Jamel Brinkley.
A Public Space serves as the co-publisher of Monkey Business International, an annual anthology showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese literature that developed out of a portfolio in the debut issue of A Public Space. Monkey Business International is edited by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters, and made possible by the generous support of 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
International Contributing Editor
Editor At Large
Philip Anderson, Lacey N. Dunham, Sidik Fofana, Tom Kozlowski, Aarti Monteiro, Addison Namnoum, Jake Slovis, Caroline Wray
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