The Best American
Magazine editors who want to be sure their contributors will be considered each year should submit issues or subscriptions to:
The Best American Essays
c/o Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
To qualify for the volume, the essay must be a work of respectable literary quality, intended as a fully developed, independent essay on a subject of general interest (not specialized scholarship), originally written in English (or translated by the author) for publication in an American periodical during the calendar year. Today's essay is a highly flexible and shifting form, however, so these criteria are not carved in stone.
Writers and editors are welcome to submit published essays from any American periodical for consideration; unpublished work does not qualify for the series and cannot be reviewed or evaluated. Please note: all submissions must be directly from the publication and not in manuscript or printout format. Editors of online magazines and literary bloggers should not assume that appropriate work will be found online; they are invited to submit printed copies of the essays (with full citations) to the address above.
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