Brick Magazine


Brick has been called many things: an “anthology of enthusiasms” (Michael Ondaatje), “the best literary publication in North America” (Annie Proulx), and “more fun than any other literary magazine around” (Robert Hass). Brick is where the world’s best-loved writers have wide, lively, personal discussions about art, culture, and the written word.

Founded: 1977
Location: Toronto, ON
Format: Print
Issues/yr: 2
Issue Price:
Subscription Price:
$44.00 (for 4 issues)
Brick accepts unsolicited submissions via Submittable and paper-mail:

Liz Johnston, Managing Editor
Laurie D. Graham, Publisher

P.O. Box 609, Stn P
Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4

Pieces from Brick have recently won National Magazine Awards and Pushcart Prizes and have been included in The Best Canadian Essay anthologies.
Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Response Time: 6 months
Payment: $150 – $500
Familiarize yourself with the magazine and the kind of writing they publish before you submit to Brick. Reading a few issues of the magazine is the best way to determine whether your work matches their style.

Their focus is literary non-fiction, and they’re looking for the most invigorating and challenging literary essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and unusual musings they can get our hands on.

Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of non-fiction only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. They accept simultaneous submissions, but please let them know immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

While Brick does not set a word limit for submissions, they prefer submissions of less than 3,000 words. Longer submissions will be considered only if they are of exceptional quality; they must earn their length.