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08-08-2013, 10:00 PM
The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is

Based in Brasilia, Brazil
In English
Online only
Under no deadline (submissions are rolling)
Bimonthly (next issue in September)
Looking for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
Responding within 60 days
A pretty good read

Thank you, and best of luck to you whether you submit with us or not. Cheers!

09-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Issue 2 (http://brasiliareview.org) is online!

Our writers, including one from this stately Water Cooler, produced pieces dealing with aging parents, the allure of home, the second World War, Brazilian folk music, and more.

Submissions for the November issue are open.

11-05-2013, 05:34 AM
In Issue 3 of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) we have some terrific hard sci-fi, a plan to conquer Poland, the underside of modern Vietnam, and more. We're happy to have one and possibly two writers from AW in this issue.

Plus our designer, Nayrb Wasylycia, has just won a national AIGA design award (http://www.aigaredesignawards.com/stem-steam-promotion/).

Submissions for the January issue are open!

01-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Here are the direct links to our new fourth issue (http://brasiliareview.org). Thanks for taking a look. It's much appreciated. And if you have a finished work that doesn't have a home, you can try sending it our way. Issue 5 is coming in March.

Depression and Joy (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/fiction/depression-and-joy/) by Abdulaziz Abdurhman
”our neighbors sat into their windows listening to our singing”

Foreign Correspondence (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/fiction/foreign-correspondence/) by Royee Zvi Atadgy
”she loved to see herself all naked-foggy and illusion-like”

Loyalty Lies (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/fiction/loyalty-lies/) by India Renee
”Most of all I never want you to do me the way I just did him.”

Lessing the Ex-Patriot (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/non-fiction/lessing-the-ex-patriot/) by Dan Souder
”A great human emotion is the feeling when one’s foreignness slips away.”

I Am Created in the Image of a Star (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/poetry/i-am-created-in-the-image/) by Silvia Angulo
”I am a smaller but equally puissant replica”

What We Saw #1: Flight (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/poetry/what-we-saw-1/) by Josh MacLeod
”we who are about to die / inside salute you”

An Ordinall IX: A Pharmacy for the Common Man (1592) (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/poetry/an-ordinall-ix-a-pharmacy/) by Christopher Schaeffer
”I won’t watch the shows bro”

Something to Take the Edge Off (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue4/poetry/something-to-take-the-edge-off/) by Sanbud Tehrani
”some tightropes you find out are too short only mid-cross”

03-10-2014, 03:03 AM
Hi Watercoolerers, so there's a new one of these (http://brasiliareview.org). Would you like to submit something of yours to the upcoming May issue? Cause I'd like to read it. Here's some of what I wrote to intro issue 5.

Carnaval just ended yesterday. The costumes had such radiance they bore the dancers down the streets like skipping rocks. Then the fabrics fell in crumples on the beach, and the people woke this morning nude with sand stuck to their ribs. Now is time to gather up what feathered plumes they can.

The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) still hears the echo of last night’s samba drums.

Wolfboy and Cold (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/fiction/wolfboy-and-cold/) by Jody Cooksley
”…took him from his father at the age of four after winning him in a game of backgammon.”

All My Dead Children (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/nonfiction/all-my-dead-children/) by Peter Landau
“Liz was my first girlfriend and my first abortion.”

Old Wineskin (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/old-wineskin/) by Michael Julian Arnett
“a thousand misshapen reflections / forever walking into a veiled distance”

To the Young ER Nurse (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/to-the-young-er-nurse/) by Bob Browning
“I think of all she has seen”

Scaffolds (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/scaffolds/) by Cate Doherty
“rubber soles / insulating against the vibrant agitation of a sharp shovel”

Inheritance of Tumors (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/inheritance-of-tumors/) by Logan Ellis
“it feels so urgent to know / why our mom captures the doctor’s notices with a photo album”

Roots (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/roots/) by Fran Lock
”Here / we are, picking the proverbs from between our teeth”

David Pritchard Becoming the Sun (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue5/poetry/david-pritchard-becoming-the-sun/) by Zachary L. Pearse
“instead I’m hoping to Tom Sawyer the whole protest / come on over it’ll be fun etc.”

05-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Hey all, do you have something you'd like to submit to us? Join us if you please as we stride exaggeratedly into year two of our publication.

The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is grabbing what sleep we can before the M-80 derangement of the World Cup. Meanwhile here's the line-up for the new issue 6:

Peter Isn’t Eating (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/fiction/peter-isnt-eating/) by Andrew Dyer
”There needn’t be weight where no weight is placed.”

North Sumatra People Are Not Creepy (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/non-fiction/north-sumatra-people-are-not-creepy/) by Adinda Annisa
”Things I see while gathering is laughing, laughing, and laughing.”

The Night My Father Gave Me Poetry (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/non-fiction/the-night-my-father-gave-me-poetry/) by Kelly DuMar
”…I got a call from relatives who were in the middle of a family crisis with their teenage daughter.”

Algerian Iris (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/poetry/algerian-iris/) by Michael G. Cornelius
”and the harsh bloom / of unveiling light”

Whispers. (Typed.) (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/poetry/whispers-typed/) by C.J. Lightbourn
”My requests are slimy with slurs”

San Francisco (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/poetry/san-francisco/) by Derek Pecolatto
”Your soft breath / almost drowned in static”

Poems of Camilo Pessanha (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/poetry/poems-of-camilo-pessanha/) tr. by Ian Watts
”Belief is a beacon. You do not seek it,”

The Lady and the Dove (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue6/poetry/the-lady-and-the-dove/) by Andrew Wells
”The cottage knows a garden path”

05-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Typical how long for a response?

05-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Within 60 days, often closer to 30. Cheers!

Old Hack
05-10-2014, 11:26 PM
A note to anyone reading this thread, who might be eager to accrue writing credits: publishing doesn't work that way. You don't need to have been published anywhere, ever, to get a book deal, or to get a magazine editor to buy an article you've pitched. All you need is a good enough book, article or story which fits the imprint you've queried or pitched it to.

If you've been published in places agents and editors have heard of then they might find that interesting: but what really matters is the work you're trying to interest them in. That's all. If it's what they want they'll buy it regardless of where you have or haven't been published. If it's not what they want, they won't.

07-11-2014, 05:39 PM

Hey so issue 7 of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is out and it's our one-year anniversary issue. We made it one year! Do you have some fiction, non-fiction, or poetry in a folder on your desktop that's been in there just collecting bits for a while? We'd love to read it.

Submission info is in the link above, along with some pretty good reading. Thanks.

07-12-2014, 02:17 AM
Worth visiting. Polished and professional, plus a great website design (by an award-winning designer).

A terrific online literary & poetry review.

09-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Hello, issue 8 (http://brasiliareview.org) here speaking. Between now and when I step down, at the emergence of issue 9, Brasil will have elected a new President. Now the candidates are campaigning hard. I myself need not campaign. I have been appointed. My term of office is two months. I have that long to fold my bird of paradise wings and hop around to seduce the literary world. The President of Brasil gets four years on the job.

Which of the three leading parties will win is not for me to know. Will it be the incumbent Workers’ Party? The business friendly Social Democrats? Or the party named like a programming variable, the Socialist Party? Trailing behind these three are three more socialist parties, one of which is the Green Party. Its candidate is being meme’d for having a personality. The Socialist Party candidate died when his private jet crashed by reason of mechanical failure or a bomb. Since the tragedy the party has moved in the polls from a distant third to a close second behind the incumbent.

You can tell Brasil has a parliamentary system. You may have heard Brasil has a lot of parties. It is of note that the six like-valued parties above take up more of a range on the political spectrum than the two parties in the United States. But one thing is the same: candidates’ signs are lining the roadways. Every candidate is assigned a number. This number is often displayed on the signs more prominently than the candidate’s name is. You use the number to vote here. This is for the benefit of Mr. Analfabet. By law every citizen must vote.

May I present Daniel Lee, who knows himself in all his facets. Gregory Novak shines the glow of love in top prose. Patrick Pawlowski probably will make that mistake again. Laura Hurwitz finds salvation in an unlikely place. Andira Dodge grabs ahold of flitting childhood time. Christopher Schaeffer, in honor of sports talk, is a beast. He beastin. Who writes in beast mode? He do. And S.N.W. Tolstoy lives through an 8.0 on the parental Richter scale.

On our cover, designer Nayrb Wasylycia divides the continents like man.

The Brasilia Review #8 (http://brasiliareview.org) comes to you from where the air itself is kindling. Water is mercy and this air has none.

11-08-2014, 03:54 AM

Hello. We have a bunch of good stuff in The Brasilia Review #9 (http://brasiliareview.org).

Submissions are open for issue 10. If you have a piece of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry you're not doing anything with, send it our way. We'd love to give it a read.

Old Hack
11-08-2014, 10:32 AM
We have a maximum image size of 400 x 400 pixels, brasilia. Here's some more information about that:

FAQ: Don't Hotlink to Images, How to Include Images, and Image Size Info (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258870)

Could you please reduce the size of your image? Thanks.

11-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Resized. Sorry about that. Thank you.

01-11-2015, 07:20 PM
Greetings and salutations. Issue 10 of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is live. We have a poem on the theme of paleo-anthropology, and our first horror story, among may I say other good works.

But the real point of this post is to encourage you to submit for Issue 11 in March. I thank you.

05-11-2015, 02:37 PM

Announcement: After this issue, we are switching to a twice-yearly schedule. Our next issue will be in November 2015 and submissions for it are open! Putting out 12 issues in two years, on time, is something we're proud of having done. Life circumstances have forced the new breathing room but I promise will not affect our quality. Thank you so much to those of you who've submitted or just taken a look at our writing. Really, thank you.

Hello and welcome to the 12th issue of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org). As Winter approaches and the desert season begins, we offer a dome-sized humidifier of fine literature to aerate your lungs.

In this issue, Royee Zvi Atadgy sees into the thoughts of two Israeli soldiers transporting a long-dead man. Tor Falcon describes a natural lane where men have walked for centuries. Justin Porter illuminates the present with an accurate, adamant eye.

Lana Bella merges sunlight and sound. Holly Day dissects the human form. Charley Foster fights the war of our existence. David Jibson goes beyond what art portrays. Fran Lock, rather than defending her beliefs, creeps into The Other’s point of view, which sadly can sometimes be our own. Christopher Mulrooney dances between what’s textbook and reality. And Christopher Schaeffer somehow unspools decades of input in the mind.

The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is notes and staves that anyone can play.

Little Dreams in a Humvee (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/fiction/little-dreams-in-a-humvee/) by Royee Zvi Atadgy
“…when he woke up, his pants were dry and full of smashed mosquitoes and blood.”
To Pierce the Clouds (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/fiction/to-pierce-the-clouds/) by Justin Porter
“…peace was good for the soul but hard on the belly.”

Procession Lane (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/non-fiction/procession-lane/) by Tor Falcon
“Its Green Men are adrift on their isolated path…”

The House on Red Brick Road (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/the-house-on-red-brick-road/) by Lana Bella
“sloping down the eaves-stacked water reeds’ lines”
A Representation From the Anterior Aspect of the Bones of the Human Body (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/a-representation-from-the-anterior/) by Holly Day
“…and mourns the loss of its skin”
Jesus Is the Lord of Quantum Mechanics (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/jesus-is-the-lord-of-quantum/) by Charley Foster
“Each year, the McRib makes a brief visit to Earth”
Flemish Painters (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/flemish-painters/) by David Jibson
“when the fruit has gone to rot”
111th- But you, being poor (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/111th-but-you-being-poor/) by Fran Lock
“you do not doff / your quaint morals like a cloth cap, baby”
rapscallion (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/rapscallion/) by Christopher Mulrooney
“they say in the samba centers what do they say”
Is Justified Over Yet: Or: The Ballad of E.B. Farnum (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue12/poetry/is-justified-over-yet/) by Christopher Schaeffer
“briefly coinhabit a slender little knife of space before / the cars explode…”

11-18-2015, 09:07 PM
After 6 months off we're back! In 2016 we'll do 3 issues in March, July, and November. Submissions are as open as a mouth in a dentist's chair, and they're more willing.

If you'd like to read the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in our November 2015 issue, it is here (http://brasiliareview.org).

Thank you.

03-10-2016, 08:33 PM

Fellow travelers, it’s issue 14 of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org). We are pleased to welcome new cover artist Guy Benjamin Brookshire to the review. Wow!

How I react to the writers in this issue:

Brockbank: Notice how intelligent prose can skate along, ignoring convention, resonating canonically.
Haynes: Check how it builds to that ending couplet. Elizabethan!
Johnston: Our first whiskey review is a masterpiece of punchy, funny, authoritative prose.
Mattie: Contains a textbook example of a Bloomian trope. Marvelous.
Peterson: Pulls concise, fine imagery from the present setting to spark unease for the future.
Renee: How you get down the unable-to-be-thought, originally.
Sakshi: Its form allows a plumbing of its theme more deeply than a simple presentation.
T.S.A.D.: The anxiety of influence reacts jubilantly. Perfect, gnostically.

Our next issue will be in July 2016. Submissions are open!

07-31-2016, 04:41 PM
Our July, 3rd anniversary issue is out. It's an all poetry celebration. Here's the link (http://brasiliareview.org) if you'd like to check it out.

Submissions are open for our next issue in November. Thank you.

11-18-2016, 05:40 PM

Hi everyone. The 16th issue of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) is now out. Check it out if you're looking for something to read. Like, if you're bored in your cubicle. I know of which I speak.

Our next issue is March 2017. I'd like to invite you to submit. Rules as it were are at the top of this thread. Thank you and have a great day. :)

11-28-2016, 01:54 AM
Looks good-- those covers are amazing.

11-29-2016, 07:43 PM
Hey Russ! Nice to hear from you again. Maybe we'll see some new work from you soon?

03-16-2017, 08:01 PM

Hey gang, there's a new issue of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) up. If you're bored and need something to read, take a gander. And if you're looking to place some of your fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, please send it our way. Next issue will be this July. Thank you.

I'd like to mention that our cover artist, Guy Benjamin Brookshire, has begun a wonderful new project: a podcast, a sort of sound-designed audiobook hybrid. It tells the story of an imaginary world with thoughtful, sometimes disturbing allusions to our own. Check it out if you like, The Republic of Sin (http://www.republicofsin.com).

08-01-2017, 03:22 AM

New issue for the people (http://brasiliareview.org).

All is well. You're welcome to stop by for a read and to submit your work. Thank you.

11-28-2017, 09:41 AM

You may read contemporary poets. You may read 19th century German literature, in translation. You may not post replies. Not even the site admin may post replies. You may ghost a good one on OK Cupid after spending 45 minutes with her in a cafe because you feel hard twine with pointy frays in your guts and don't deserve it. You may find yourself called a patient by those who are not doctors. And that thing, you still might you know.

03-06-2018, 09:39 PM
Submissions are open for the July 2018 issue. Thank you.

Hello and welcome to the 20th issue of The Brasilia Review. After five years we have surely moved house and home. Saudade, Brasil. We are now publishing from almost directly atop the San Andreas Fault, so good luck.

I’m this guy in California, out in San Mateo with the men and women selling bottled water and begonias at intersections. I’m selling a product, canned spasm. First time I cracked one open, I felt it ricochet in my belly and out the bellybutton like light shot from a conical flower if a flower shot light. Really it just made a funny sound. Canned spasm, making me ham it up loudly. You do big, you do, I explained it as, at a respectful distance from their car windows. Like watching, or… And then they checked out, like people often do when they sense some thing about me.

Past contributor, poet Darren C. Demaree has a new book out, A Fire Without Light (https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Without-Light-Darren-Demaree/dp/099939715X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516385717&sr=8-1&keywords=a+fire+without+light+darren+c.+demaree). And he has another one called Two Towns Over coming later this year. Well done.

And now we present:


The Chinese at Pearl Harbor (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/fiction/the-chinese-at-pearl-harbor/) by Craig Loomis


Old Taverns of New York (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/non-fiction/old-taverns-of-new-york/) by W. Harrison Bayles


Silent Comedy (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/poetry/silent-comedy/) by Matthew James Friday

Old Loves (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/poetry/old-loves/) by Henri Murger

Birth of a Housing Estate (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/poetry/birth-of-a-housing-estate/) by Chris Palmer

One Choice (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/poetry/one-choice/) by Terese Pierre

Emily Dickinson’s Dog (http://www.brasiliareview.org/wordpress/issue20/poetry/emily-dickinsons-dog/) by J.R. Solonche

07-21-2018, 11:36 PM
5th Anniversary Issue (http://brasiliareview.org)! Check out some great reading, free.

Submissions for November are open. Thank you.


11-09-2018, 11:29 PM
Issue 22 (http://www.brasiliareview.org) is 2/3 fiction. The ideas are singing. Exquisite philosophy, reporterly precision, magic realism, psychopomps, trailing tendrils, the deficient and the bullied. There is hidden humor. IRL the ego is itself a narrator. The home of all stories is brains that don’t work right.

Poetry is strung with germanium lyres, in the lyrics of three formidable da Gamas.

The Brasilia Review (http://www.brasiliareview.org) lives in a state of unconscious identification with the minds of its readers.

Submissions for March '19 are open! Thank you AWWC.


03-20-2019, 07:32 PM
We have a new issue of The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org). Stories this issue concern a well of tech and language as a 4th person, as well as life and dignity in the time before gay rights.

Poems: convincing someone that they’re wrong, impossible. The mind only churns the negative. Passage into new maturity whether you want it or not. What in the world gambling does. Passing judgment, wearing finery. To construct something strongly can only be done outside the mind. People work near greatness with no concern because the greatness does not touch them. Trash is nature too, a tragedy. What adults see that children miss and its analogue, what the children will see grown when the adults have gone.

The Brasilia Review (http://brasiliareview.org) has bound itself to a vow that’s possible to fulfill.

Submissions for the July 2019 issue are open. Thank you!


07-27-2019, 07:28 PM
The Brasilia Review 24 (http://brasiliareview.org) is live online, ft. Day, Dayta, Freidinger, Friday, Grey, Lesh, Markiewicz, Mensah, Pollack, Poussin, and Shankar. Submissions are open. Thank you AWWers and have a productive day.