True stories, honestly.
“Broad Street is a consistently lively and intelligent literary journal with a daringly eclectic aesthetic. It tries harder, and it succeeds.”
In the Press
Interview with A. E. Bayne of Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review (FLAR) on editorial process and mentorship, December 2016.
“Cultural commentary is on the map at Broad Street.” —The Writer magazine, March 2015 feature.
“Broad Street has created a viable option for literary end table collections. In this issue, several mediums of storytelling are combined, allowing readers both a visual and multifaceted verbal display. … Outstanding.” —New Pages
“A delightful mishmash of memes and meanings.” — Style Weekly
Honors for Our Contributors
Bea Chang’s “The River My Father Promised” (“Maps & Legends” issue) named a Notable Essay in the 2017 Best American Essays series.
2016 Pushcart Prize Special Mention for “Dale Flynn’s Blood,” by D. J. Lee, from “Bedeviled,” issue 3.1.
2016 Pushcart Prize Special Mention for “Holy War: Ramadan and Race Riots in Senegal,” by Patricia Smith, from “Hunt, Gather,” issue 2.2.
2015 Pushcart Prizes Special Mention for “Making Friends with Midge,” by Susann Cokal, from Issue 1.1, “Dangerous Territory.”
2015 Pushcart Prize Special Mention for “The Lives of Strangers” Paisley Rekdal reflects on marriage, betrayal, and murder, from Issue 1.1, “Dangerous Territory.”
Further Mentions in the Press
“Check out Broad Street, a new magazine of true stories coming out of VCU. … ‘The lofty goal is The New Yorker meets NPR, a blending of high art and pop culture,’ editorial director and VCU professor Susann Cokal says. ‘We think of it as a quest for the truth in any form.'” —Richmond.com
“… Then novelist and creative-writing professor Susann Cokal looked out the window and said, ‘Call it Broad Street.'”—Richmond Magazine
“A lot of good stories are born of bad realities. The new nonprofit magazine Broad Street celebrates its first issue, ‘Dangerous Territories,’ which catalogs the good, the bad and the ugly of real life.”—Style Weekly
“But where can we read short memoir online? [Here are] a few good magazines that are either online or have a solid online presence.”—WriterSite
Title image: detail of “Charlie,” featured on cover of our inaugural issue, by Chad Hunt.