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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
PAPER BRIGADE, the annual print literary journal of Jewish Book Council, reflects the Jewish literary landscape in America and abroad. Named in honor of the group of writers and intellectuals in the Vilna Ghetto who rescued thousands of Jewish books and documents from destruction by the Nazis, the journal is comprised of articles, interviews, fiction, poetry, and artwork that, together, underscore the breadth and diversity of Jewish books today. PAPER BRIGADE’s editors are committed to amplifying the voices of Jewish-interest authors of all backgrounds, including those from marginalized communities and writers in translation whose work may not otherwise be available in English. The journal seeks to expand commonly held ideas of what constitutes the Jewish experience, and to highlight the essential place of Jewish books in the wider literary world.
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Jewish Book Council
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Many of PAPER BRIGADE's pieces are commissioned; others (including all fiction submissions) come to us as unsolicited submissions. We hold an annual open call for submissions (usually December 1-February 15) for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translation. Currently, it is free to submit to all categories except fiction, which costs $3. Each submission is considered by two or more readers. If at least one reader decides that the submission is worthy of consideration, it is read by one or more of Paper Brigade’s primary editors.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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2016 (Jewish Book Council founded 1944)
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