Submissions are closed until July 1, 2019
We are, however, always open for Lightning submissions, nonfiction pieces tied to occasions that have immediate relevance or that are coming up soon. Lightning submissions 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!
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 of 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).
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:
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.
Please continue to send us your Lightning submissions and if you have been asked to submit via By prior arrangement or Discovery please use those categories. For all other submissions, please come back on July 1.
Submit here if you have been nominated for our Get An Author Discovered Program.