Liberties is a publication of the Liberties Journal Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. devoted to educating the general public about the history, current trends, and possibilities of culture and politics.

The Foundation seeks to inform today’s cultural and political leaders, deepen the understanding of citizens, and inspire the next generation to participate in the democratic process and public service.

Liberties, a journal of Culture and Politics, is published quarterly in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer by Liberties Journal Foundation.

ISSN 2692-3904

Liberties Journal is available for a reduced rate by subscription; from your favorite bookstore — Indiebound.orgBookshop.org;  or from online booksellers — Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Submission Guidelines

  • Liberties accepts proposals and submissions for essays. We accept poetry submissions.
  • For all proposals and submissions, please email celeste@libertiesjournal.com or mail to Liberties Journal, 1604 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20009, 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 all submissions within three months. 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 Now Showing 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. See, for example, Becca Rothfeld’s “Sanctimony Literature”, or Nicholas Lemann’s “Losing Our Religion”.
  • We are keenly interested in discovering and welcoming new writers.