A Public Space is an independent nonprofit publisher of an eponymous award-winning literary, arts, and culture magazine, and A Public Space Books. Under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes since 2006, it has been our mission to seek out overlooked and unclassifiable work, and to publish writing from beyond established confines. Subscribe today, and join the conversation.
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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.
From 2011–2017, A Public Space served 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. For more information, please visit their website.
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