BREVITY publishes essays of 750 words or less. Nonfiction only.
* Clear, concise, vivid prose -- memoir, journalism, or lyric all welcome. Memoir and narrative are best told with scenes and detail, not explanation, and even the personal essay form benefits from image and sensory language.
* Bernard Cooper suggests that short nonfiction “requires an alertness to detail, a quickening of the senses, a focusing of the literary lens, so to speak, until one has magnified some small aspect of what it means to be human.”
* We agree.
* No more than two submissions per author per calendar year.