Submissions: Get your work on, in, and around BROAD STREET.
True Stories, honestly.
Broad Street is a nonprofit and interdisciplinary magazine featuring great true stories told in many different ways: narrative writing, researched reflection, experimental truth-telling, photo essays, belles lettres, poetry, interviews, reportage, and all forms of visual art. We’ve featured work ranging from the very personal to the scientific, ethnographic investigations into hard snuff and ayahuasca in the Amazon, the cultural significance of Barbie and Midge for female friendship, and photo essays on life near the Arctic Circle and soldiers during and after deployment in Afghanistan.
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We are always looking for exciting talent to feature in the magazine, so if you have an interesting piece of nonfiction — essay, reportage, memoir, poetry, experimentation, or other writing — or any form of visual art, we invite you to send it in through Submittable. Each essay has a theme broadly interpreted; please submit with these themes in mind and identify the theme in your subject line.
We are especially interested in work that offers reflection on the culture; feel free to send your “me-moir,” yes, but also think about what your personal experience means to the world. Examples on our website include Julie Anderson’s “It Cannot Be Conceived: American Idealists in Two Chinese Revolutions, Cultural and Capitalist”; Bea Chang’s “The River My Father Promised”; Patricia Smith’s “Holy War: Ramadan and Race Riots in a Senegalese Marketplace,” and Glenn H.Shepard’s “Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: on Snuff, Ayahuasca, Shamans, and Manhood in the Rainforest.”
How to Prepare Your Manuscript
Ideally, you will identify a theme in the title of your submission (what you type in on Submittable). And please put your name and email address on the first page of your submission. We like to keep things tidy and organized.
For more on submissions, themes, guidelines, etc., go to our detailed Submissions page.
For example, your lines in Submittable would read thus:
Sunshine Day theme — “The Wound and the Light”
by Denelda Puz in Nonfiction
Nota bene: Our current projected schedule may not be the same as what’s shown on sites such as Duotrope and Poets & Writers. The website has the most current and accurate dates possible.
firstname.lastname@example.org (for serious queries only; please do submit through the link to Submittable)
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Gretchen Comba (deputy editorial director)
Chad Luibl (emeritus)
Gregory Osina Weatherford