Paper Brigade, the annu­al print literary jour­nal of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, is 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. Com­prised of arti­cles, inter­views, fic­tion, poet­ry, and artwork, the journal celebrates the breadth and diver­si­ty of today’s Jew­ish literary land­scape in America and abroad.

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. We seek to expand com­mon­ly held ideas of what con­sti­tutes the Jew­ish expe­ri­ence, and to emphasize ties between Jewish books and the wider literary world.

Stories should be between 1,500 and 7,000 words. We encourage authors to familiarize themselves with Paper Brigade before submitting.

Submissions must be previously unpublished. Please send only one story, together with a $3 reading fee. Additional submissions will not be read. Stories will be considered for both print and Paper Brigade's digital arm, PB Daily. All authors will be paid for published work.

We read all submissions carefully, which means it can take three months or more for us to respond. We understand and accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if a story is accepted for publication elsewhere.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.