Breathe Free Press is a literary magazine of resistance and awareness dedicated to the essayism as art, not journalist persuasion. The essay as a space for observation funneled through social awareness in narratives that subvert genre constraints.

The essays we seek allude, intimate, insinuate, attempt, analyze, critique, express: attentive to language and cultural associations. Themes that transform and transgress meta narratives of authority and power structures. We welcome, generous, graceful conscious writing.

We only accept submissions through Submittable. And only publish original work. Please do not send essays previously published or have ever appeared before online or in print. Submissions are read year-round. Issues published tri-annually – Winter – Spring – Fall. Please stay in contact for announcements on summer events.
DOUBLE SPACED submissions are easier to read and edit, but there is an exception for textual structure integral to meaning.

We are equally interested in reading both emerging and established writers. A cover letter is useful to acquaint the editors with the author behind the work. We understand and encourage simultaneous submissions, but please share your good news of acceptance elsewhere.
We promise to give your work a close reading with suggested edits for selected essays. Our reply time is 0- 4 months. We request for one-time first electronic rights.

Thank you for considering Breathe Free Press.

Breathe Free Press only accepts submissions through Submittable