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A Literary Journal

About Brick: International perspective. Focuses on the literary non-fiction essay, and also publishes interviews, memoir, letters, poetry, fiction, and other strange and wonderful literary matter.

Contact Information:

Box 609, Station P

Toronto, ON  M5S 2Y4  Canada

Phone: 416-593-9684



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 months Payment: yes Contests: no ISSN: 0382-8565 Founded: 1977 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Magazines Canada, Ubiquity, Ingram Periodicals Average pages: 176 Cover price: $15 Sample price (postpaid): $20 US; $19 CAD Subscription (2 years): $44 US; $41 CAD (see website for other rates)

Publisher’s description: Brick is an international literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada, and edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Linda Spalding, Michael Helm, Rebecca Silver Slayter, and Esta Spalding. Published twice a year, the magazine is a beautifully produced keepsake filled with essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and casual, idiosyncratic ephemera that can only be described as “Bricky.” In each issue, the world’s best-loved writers have wide, lively, personal discussions about writing, reading, film, art, culture, science, sports, food—literally anything that strikes their fancy or haunts their imagination.

Recent issues have featured drawings and manuscript pages from the Derek Walcott archive; interviews with Wim Wenders, Anne Carson, and Katherine Boo; new work from Jonathan Lethem, John Ralston Saul, John Berger, Amitava Kumar, Teju Cole, Don Paterson, and Sharon Olds; newly translated work by Czeslaw Milosz and Zbigniew Herbert; and as always, Jim Harrison’s column on food and life.

“The wait time between issues is agonizing.” — Utne Reader

“The best literary publication in North America.” — Annie Proulx

Recent issues:

Brick 93 celebrates Mavis Gallant with photos, excerpts from her fiction and criticism, and tributes by Michael Helm, Michael Ondaatje, and Francine Prose, among others. Our Summer 2014 issue also features poetry by Jan Zwicky and Sharon Olds; interviews with Aleksandar Hemon and Obi Nwakanma; and new essays from Damon Galgut, Myrna Kostash, and Grant Buday, to name a few. Zachary Lazar writes about a Passion play in Angola prison, with photographs by Deborah Luster; Richard Sanger says goodbye to Seamus Heaney; and Tara Quinn follows Leonard Woolf to Sri Lanka.

Brick 92 features essays by Tim Lilburn, Geoff Dyer, Mark Fried, and Yasuko Thanh; reviews by Alissa Valles, Craig Proctor, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Jessica Michalofsky, and C. D. Wright; poetry by Michael Dickman and Karen Solie; interviews with Richard Sennett, Javier Cercas, and photographer Eikoh Hosoe; and much more. Ali Smith celebrates the life and work of Harriet Martineau, Donald Richie revisits his Japan journals, and Elizabeth Farnsworth writes about Dakota's oil boom, with a special photographic insert from Terry Evans.

In Brick 91, forty-four contributors—John Irving, Sheila Heti, Francine Prose, Colum McCann, Ayana Mathis, and Lawrence Hill, to name a few—write about their favourite endings. The Summer 2013 issue also offers in-depth reviews by Di Brandt and Tom Mayer, interviews with Tsitsi Dangarembga, Julian Barnes, and Mario Vargas Llosa, essays by Linda Spalding, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Kilby Smith-McGregor, poetry by Ben Lerner, John Freeman, and Jim Harrison, and more.


Last updated 06/30/2014