Broad Street is a nonprofit and interdisciplinary magazine based at Virginia Commonwealth University. We feature great true stories told in many different ways: Narrative writing, researched reflection, experimental truth-telling, photo essays, belles lettres, poetry, and all forms of visual art come together. We’ve featured work ranging from the very personal to the scientific, ethnographic investigations into hard snuff and ayahuasca in the Amazon, the cultural significance of Barbie and Midge for female friendship, and photo essays on life near the Arctic Circle and soldiers during and after deployment in Afghanistan.
Please browse our online content or–even better–order a copy to get a feel for what we publish and promote.
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We are always looking for exciting talent to feature in the magazine, so if you have an interesting piece of nonfiction—essay, reportage, memoir, experimentation, or other writing—or any form of visual art, we invite you to send it in through Submittable. Each essay has a theme broadly interpreted; please submit with these themes in mind and identify the theme in your subject line.
We are especially interested in work that offers reflection on the culture; feel free to send your “me-moir,” yes, but also think about what your personal experience means.
For more on submissions, themes, guidelines, etc., go to our detailed Submissions page.
Editorial and Design Board
Gretchen Comba (deputy editorial director)
Mark Jeffries (lead designer)
Chad Luibl (emeritus)
Gregory Osina Weatherford