Submissions are Open until April 20, 2019             

We publish well-crafted, thought-provoking writing and multimedia storytelling in every genre online and in two print editions per year. 

Short stories, investigative reporting, reviews, essay and memoirs, flash fiction, poetry, journalism, short documentary film, comics and visual arts, just to name a few. We encourage you to read us at pangyrus.com to get a sense for what we're looking for.

If you think our readers will find it entertaining and compelling, send it our way. We read every submission that we get with fresh eyes and an open mind. 

If your piece is what we’re looking for, our editors will work with you to polish it for publication. Please wait six months for a response before inquiring about a submission. Authors whose work is accepted for publication receive their choice of either extra contributors' copies or a token payment (currently $25).  

Lightning submissions are nonfiction pieces tied to occasions that have immediate relevance or that are coming up soon. Lightning submissions are always open, are presumed to be for online publication, and may or may not be right for the print edition.

Our submission fee is $3, but we'll waive it if that's a hardship.  Contact us!  

All prose should be double-spaced. Use standard fonts and formatting, including margins of at least one inch, and include your name on each page of the manuscript. We will consider work that has been previously published elsewhere, under some conditions (the previous journal is out of print and inaccessible to readers, for instance).  We do read simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us should a piece be accepted elsewhere.

In addition to general submissions we are interested in a a couple of particular themes:               

Science!

We love science! We know our readers do too. We are especially interested in topics based around science in today’s political climate and women in science & engineering (WISE). Pieces that spotlight women who have reached success in these fields despite the odds are welcome.

Zest!

We think food writing is delicious and we are actively seeking submissions in this category. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction are all welcome.

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We are interested in showing the range of poetry that exists in the contemporary moment.

Please send a selection of up to 5 poems contained within a single document.

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We are looking for well-crafted, thought-provoking fiction in all forms. The tastes of our editorial team vary, and our particular interests range from work with a very sharp wit and a critical social eye to that which crosses genre and other boundaries, from writers who tackle race, gender, and sexuality head on to immigrant and international writing. But first and foremost, we seek writers whose work displays that rare gift of storytelling, who have the ability to pull their readers into the narrative and hold them there until the end.

Word count: submissions should be between 600 and 3,500 words. Please send only one selection at a time.
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We are looking for high-quality nonfiction writing that connects exciting ideas and offers a fresh perspective on the world. Nonfiction can take many forms and tell a variety of different stories, and we are interested in writing on any subject. Whether focused on science or innovation, memory or travel, food  or political ideas including contemporary resistance movements, culture or history – if your nonfiction writing opens a door onto a world that would be entertaining or thought provoking for our readers, please submit below.

Science Writing

We’re looking for innovative perspectives from researchers, professors, engineers, clinicians, and others who can shine a light science in the modern world. Our goal is to bring your voice and recent findings from the bench to our readers’ living rooms. 

 At the moment, we are especially interested in topics based around science in today’s political climate; we are also looking for writing for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) section, which will be devoted to spotlighting women who have reached success in these fields despite the odds. Submissions on either of these topics or anything else science-related are welcome.

Submissions should be between 600 and 3,500 words. 

We're looking for stories where the words and images work together to bring readers into places and emotional states they otherwise might not reach with the same immediacy. 

We publish comics both online and in print; for multimedia, online only; for comics, short form (10 pages or less).


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We’re looking for innovative perspectives from researchers, professors, engineers, clinicians, and others who can shine a light on science in the modern world. Our goal is to bring your voice and recent findings from the bench to our readers’ living rooms.

At the moment, we are especially interested in topics based around science in today’s political climate. We are also looking for writing for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) section, which will be devoted to spotlighting women who have reached success in these fields despite the odds. 

Submissions on either of these topics or anything else science-related are welcome; submissions would ideally be between 600 and 2,000 words.


Ends on April 20, 2019$3.00
$3.00

We welcome zesty prose and poetry about food that's well-crafted and thought-provoking. 


Prose submissions should be between 600 and 3,500 words. Please send only one selection at a time.


For poetry, please send up tp five poems contained within a single document.

This is for nonfiction pieces tied to occasions that have immediate relevance or that are coming up soon. Lightning submissions are presumed to be for our online publication and may or may not be right for the print edition.

Submit here if you have been nominated for our Get An Author Discovered Program.

This category is only for submissions that have been authorized by an editor.
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