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    Journal of the Plague Years publishes nonfiction primarily: essays and journalism. We're open to any good writing but what distinguishes us from most literary magazines is a sense that the individual is connected to their context in ways that many of us are only starting to realize. We occasionally publish poetry and, very occasionally, and usually by invitation, fiction. If there are comparisons to be made, we aspire to Ian Jack's Granta and the Village Voice in its heyday. Then, as now, the times require a sense of urgency. And occasionally, pointed satire. Even a meme.


    We try to get back to everyone.

    If we don't respond within two weeks, hit us up again.

    We believe every writer deserves to be heard.