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The San Francisco Bay Area is home to both one of  the nation’s most creative Jewish communities and one of its most dynamic writing communities.

j Weekly is proud to highlight the talented Jewish writers of Northern California in our monthly J Lit section.

We feature reviews of new books by Jewish authors, along with high-quality original works of poetry and fiction on our “First Edition” page.

Are you a Northern California Jewish writer with work you’d like to share with our 35,000 readers?  

Poetry: Submissions must be 380 words or less. Submit to Poetry Editor Joan Gelfand at poetry@jweekly.com.

Fiction: Submissions may be a complete short story or an excerpt from a novel that works as a stand-alone piece.  We can run a short 800-word selection in our print edition and a longer version of up to 2500-3000 words in our web edition. Submit to Fiction Editor Ilana DeBare at prose@jweekly.com.

Work with some kind of Jewish content is preferred but not mandatory. Submissions may be unpublished or recently published elsewhere. We will try to respond within 6-8 weeks, if not sooner. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if the work has been accepted elsewhere. Contributors will receive copies of the edition that contains their work.

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Read the latest issue of the j, with all the latest news about Northern California’s Jewish communities! If you’re a California resident, we’d be delighted to offer you a free four-week trial subscription.

Click here to return to the J Lit home page.

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