Please check back on July 15 when we will re-open.

We encourage you to read us at pangyrus.com to get a sense of what we're looking for.

We publish well-crafted, thought-provoking essays, stories, poetry, and also comics and visual art in every genre online and in one or two print editions per year.

We're interested in any well-told story or well-crafted poem.  Specific subjects we spotlight include the following.  Submit within your genre (nonfiction, etc.) but highlight the subject in your note: 

Zest! -- Food writing

In Sickness and In Health -- Health and the Body, in the pandemic and beyond

Field Notes -- Science, Nature, and the Environment

Schooled -- Education 

The Sounding Board -- Politics

“Lightning” pieces are nonfiction essays that have immediate relevance or connect to a current event. They are for online publication and may or may not be right for the print edition. Word limit: 600 – 3,500. If you have a proposal for a nonfiction Lightning piece, please email us at pangyrus@gmail.com. We will respond within a week.

By Prior Arrangement and Discovery is always open. Please do not use unless you have been asked to submit in this category. Please note the name of the editor who recommended you in your cover letter. Your submission will be rejected without this.

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This category is only for submissions that have been authorized by an editor, or are being submitted under our Get An Author Discovered Program.

For prose the word limit is 3,500. For poetry, please submit no more than three poems.

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