A Public Space

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A Public Space
A Public Space (magazine) first issue.jpg
First issue
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 2005
First issue April 2006 (2006-April)
Company A Public Space Literary Projects, Inc.
Country United States
Based in Brooklyn, New York
Language English
Website apublicspace.org
ISSN 1558-965X

A Public Space is a nonprofit quarterly English-language literary magazine based in Brooklyn, New York. First published in April 2006, A Public Space publishes fiction, poetry, essays and art.[1] The magazine's Focus portfolios have examined the writing of a different country each issue, covering the literature of Japan, Russia, and Peru in Issues 1-3.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 2005[2] by Brigid Hughes,[3] former Executive Editor of The Paris Review. The magazine is published quarterly.[2]

Marilynne Robinson, Haruki Murakami, Charles D'Ambrosio, Rick Moody, Anna Deavere Smith, Kelly Link, Daniel Alarcón, Juan Manuel Chavez, Santiago Roncagliolo, Miguel Gutierrez, Jillian Weise, Keith Lee Morris, Jonathan Lethem, Martha Cooley, Anne Carson, Delia Falconer, David Levi Strauss, Nam Le, Ander Monson, Maile Chapman, Antoine Wilson and Garth Greenwell.


A Public Space was named Best New Literary Magazine by The Village Voice in December 2006. In 2011, Brigid Hughes received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing for "her commitment to quality literature and for her larger purpose."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 50 Literary Magazine". EWR. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Zachary Petit (May 12, 2010). "12 Literary Journals Your Future Agent is Reading". Writer's Digest. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ Clayton A. Couch (May 1, 2007). "Best magazines of 2006". Library Journal. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 

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