Submissions are closed until January 2019.
Lightning submissions* are always open.
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 three 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).
Our next submission period will open in January 2019 unless you have a Lightning submission.
* These are 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.
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 few particular themes.
Resistance & Resistance Mic! We are looking for powerful politically engaged work that speaks truth to power in these troubled times. Resistance Mic! is an exciting series of intimate performances on the theme of “resistance.” Pangyrus LitMag is partnering with The American Repertory Theater and the Carr Center for Human Rights on these evenings. The second season will offer quarterly events in September and November 2018 and in February and April 2019. They will take place at Oberon in Cambridge, Massachusetts and feature a diverse group of artist-activists, some of whose pieces will appear in Pangyrus.
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.
We think food writing is delicious and we are actively seeking submissions in this category. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction are all welcome.