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The Big Brick Review Reawakens


The Big Brick Review (BBR) was born in 2014, with a mission ‘devoted to support of the narrative non-fiction genre by serving as a venue for established writers and a springboard for emerging writers.

While we’ve been slumbering for the last couple of years (due to some significant editorial responsibilities elsewhere), we’re pleased to say that 2020 is the year to see things clearly and continue the mission. Our stories and insights are still needed, still relevant—and still an opportunity to bring people together. When we, through thoughtful prose, experience the journey of another, we can know them just a little bit better. And knowing is the first step toward understanding.

Details on our 2020 Essay Contest are listed below. In the meantime, feel free to visit The Review and enjoy some of our past prose.

Please help us spread the word of our reawakening—and let the narrative continue!
Gregory Gerard, editor

BBR House

The Big Brick Review
2020 Essay Contest

Submissions window for our 2020 ESSAY CONTEST (non-fiction essays of 2,000 words or less) is now open!

Contest deadline: April 17, 2020

As a reminder, The Big Brick Review seeks personal essays that build on the narrative of our lives, finding new insight to old struggles...old insight to new struggles...and all shades-of-gray in between.

First prize: $350
Second prize: $250
Third prize: $150
Two honorable mentions: $50

Winning essays will be published in our online journal and considered for publication in our forthcoming hard-copy journal.
To enter, follow our Submission Guidelines.

2020 Judges Panel:
Susan Bono
Gregory Gerard
Rachel Hall





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