Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics is a publication of the Liberties Journal Foundation a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. founded by Alfred H. Moses and Bill Reichblum in 2019.

The Foundation seeks to inform today’s cultural and political leaders, influence citizen engagement, inspire participation in the democratic process, and promote the humanities.

The Foundation launched Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics in the Fall of 2020 with Leon Wieseltier as editor and Celeste Marcus as managing editor. Bill Reichblum is the publisher.

Liberties features serious, independent, stylish, and controversial essays by significant writers and introduces the next generation of writers to impact the intellectual and creative lifeblood of today’s culture and politics. Nobel Prize winners, leading scholars, well-known fiction and non-fiction writers, rising talents, and poets from around the world are part of Liberties.

Liberties publishes quarterly in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Annual subscriptions provide a discount from the individual in-print issue price and include complete digital access to current and previous issues.

Special discounts are available for active military; faculty, students, and education administrators; government employees; and, those working in the not-for-profit sector.

Institutional subscriptions are discounted for bulk orders and community site licenses.

Gift subscriptions are also available.

For questions about your Subscription: write Liberties Journal, Box 386, Congers, NY 10920; call 1-845-267-3018 or from outside the U.S. 1- 877-397-0568; or email us at: subscriptions@libertiesjournal.com.

Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics can be purchased as individual issues from your favorite local bookstore, Indiebound.orgBookshop.org; or from online booksellers, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics is distributed to booksellers in the United States by Publishers Group West; in Canada by Publishers Group Canada; and, internationally by Ingram Publisher Services International.

Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics supports copyright. Copyright is a necessary engine of creativity and culture. In honoring our copyrighted material and buying Liberties, you support our writers and poets and allow us to continue to publish in print and online.

As a matter of principle, Liberties Journal of Culture and Politics does not accept advertising or other funding sources that might influence our independence. We look to our readers and those individuals and institutions who believe in our mission for donations — large and small — to support this not-for-profit publication. If you are interested in making a contribution to Liberties, please contact us by email at [email protected] or phone: 202-891-7159.

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Submission Guidelines

  • Liberties accepts proposals and submissions for essays. We accept poetry submissions.
  • For all proposals and submissions, please email [email protected] or mail to Liberties Journal, 1101 30th Street NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC, 20007, ATTN: Editorial.
  • For poetry submissions: please send us several poems. We usually publish between three to five poems by a poet so that our readers will have a richer acquaintance with their work. We welcome poems of any length. We also are committed to publishing poems in translation.
  • We will respond to submissions as swiftly as possible. Be mindful of the fact that Liberties is a quarterly publication with an editorial staff of two. We do not have the capacity to respond with alacrity to all submission queries. Please be patient. Emailing repeatedly will have the same effect as pressing an elevator button repeatedly.
  • We know that writers cannot afford to subscribe to every publication to which they send proposals and submissions, but we must assume if you want us to publish your work it is because you are familiar with the kind of work we publish. Check the Free Preview feature on our website for examples of the essays that appear in our pages.
  • Liberties does not publish reviews. The world already has plenty of them. But we are happy to consider, and frequently to publish, essays that use books, films, art exhibitions, music, plays, etc. as occasions for larger themes and ideas.
  • We are keenly interested in discovering and welcoming new writers.