I am utterly, passionately, carnally in love with my chosen home of many, many years Brooklyn, but for some reason I seem to always set my stories in places other than Brooklyn. Is that okay for the Brooklyner?
We are Brooklynites, some of us; based here, proud of it, harboring conceit which contributes to a regional bias. But listen: YOU don't have to live here to submit. Nope, you mustn't write about Brooklyn. No, not imperative for your art to include Coney Island.
We do like that stuff.
We named ourselves The Brooklyner Literary Concern because this is where we work, where our dogs pee on the streets, where our kids ride bikes.
Contributions are coming in from all over the world and we appreciate that diversity.
You just send your best work.
The Brooklyner is a team of collaborators with diverse experience – writers, editors, actors, filmmakers, artists – inviting creatives to present stories with whatever they’ve got.
We call it Mediatelling.
Imagine a narrative and use a computer, a camera, a smartphone, a microphone, to aptly communicate that story.
We regularly update The Brooklyner online, and publish a quarterly Web Issue that can be downloaded for free as a .PDF file.
We’re interested in the blunt integrity and lyricism of compelling language that is innovative and authentic. We like realist fiction, absurdity and a hard edge. We like music. We’ll consider a broad scope of work, from essays pertaining to Qubit field theory to a rant about your mom.
Submissions are welcome through Submittable online, with more information available at The Brooklyner.http://www.brooklyner.org