Paper Brigade

Type Of Organization
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, celebrate 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.

(212) 532-4952
Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook (@JewishBookCouncil), Twitter (@JewishBook), Instagram (@JewishBookCouncil)
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If Yes, Please Name
Jewish Book Council
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Becca Kantor
Contact Title
Editorial Director
Submissions Policy
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
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
Year Founded
2016 (Jewish Book Council founded 1944)
Average Print Run
Total Circulation
Total Number Of Issues Published
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted