photo of Javier MarĂ­as
Summer 2010

Brick Submission Guidelines

Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of non-fiction only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

We urge you to familiarize yourself with the magazine and the kind of writing we publish before you submit to Brick. As we do not consider query letters, reading a few issues of the magazine is the best way to determine whether your work matches our style.

Please note that we do not accept fiction or poetry submissions at all, nor do we consider unsolicited artwork. The poetry and fiction that appear in Brick are solicited by the editorial board, as Brick is primarily a magazine of literary non-fiction. Fiction and poetry submissions will not be read.

While Brick does not set a word limit for submissions, we prefer submissions of less than 3,000 words. Longer submissions will be considered only if they are of exceptional quality; they must earn their length.

Brick does not accept emailed submissions. Please send your non-fiction manuscript by mail to the following address:

P.O. Box 609, Stn P
Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4

Please include an email address with your submission. If you would like us to respond by regular mail, or to return your manuscript, you must include a self-addressed envelope of the appropriate size with sufficient postage affixed. If you are submitting to Brick from the United States or from elsewhere outside of Canada and you would like a response by mail or to have your manuscript returned, you must include an international postage reply coupon. Please note that American postage does not work as currency in Canadian mailboxes. (And we’re kind of sensitive to this sort of thing here.)

Response time for submissions is three to six months, for which we apologize in advance. We read everything we get, and carefully, but Brick is a small operation.

Thank you!