Attention poets & writers!
Submit your work for possible publication in Downtown Brooklyn: a Journal of Writing.
Downtown Brooklyn is the literary magazine of the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University and is published annually, during the fall semester.
We accept submissions from September 1 until February 1 for the next issue. Our policy (effective September 2007) is to read & reply to submissions as they arrive.
We give preference to work by students, full- & part-time faculty & campus staff (as well as alumni & former faculty & staff) from the Brooklyn Campus. We also welcome & encourage submissions from Visiting Writers teaching in the English Department's MFA program.
Please be selective & limit your submission to ten, single-spaced pages or the equivalent of poetry &/or fiction &/or creative non-fiction. You may, of course, submit fewer than ten pages. Also include a brief cover letter in which you describe your affiliation with the Brooklyn Campus & list your phone number, mailing address & e-mail address.
The best way to send your submission is attached to an e-mail sent to this address:
If for some reason you are unable to send your submission via e-mail, then save it as an MS Word document on CD & place it in Wayne Berninger's faculty mailbox in the English Department (Humanities Building, fourth floor).
If you cannot submit via e-mail or on CD, you can drop off a typewritten manuscript at the abovementioned location, & if we accept your work for publication, we will word-process it ourselves.
If you are not on campus (e.g., if you are an alumnus or if you no longer work at LIU), you may snail-mail your submission to this address:
Wayne Berninger, Editor
Downtown Brooklyn: a Journal of Writing
Long Island University--Brooklyn Campus
One University Plaza
No matter how you get your submission to us, you should receive a reply (either by e-mail or phone) to let you know that we received your submission. If you don't hear back from us within a few days after e-mailing or dropping off your submission, then please try again. If all else fails, drop by in person to see Wayne Berninger (Humanities Building, Room 454).
Note: We cannot return electronic files, CDs, or manuscripts, so please be sure to keep a copy of your submission.