Submissions Open July 15, 2023 to October 15, 2023

Pangyrus publishes well-crafted, thought-provoking essays, poems, stories, and comics online and in two print editions each year (one anthology and one specialty book). We welcome work in any genre and on all topics.

Some of the work we accept will appear in our 12th print issue (Winter 2024-2025)! The theme for the issue is "Left Unsaid". We like the phrase's suggestion of mystery, innuendo, high stakes, and emotional conflict. Sometimes what's left unsaid is the cause of pain, sometimes it's the source of power.

Along with general submissions -- on the theme of "Left Unsaid" or not -- we are interested in a few specific categories: Zest!; In Sickness and In Health; Field Notes; Schooled; Generations; and The Sounding Board – themed pieces in every genre. For full descriptions of these categories please visit this section of our Submittable page. We encourage you to read us at to get a sense of what we're looking for.

Accepted work will appear online. Only some work will appear in our print editions. Authors of ALL accepted work will receive a payment of $20 via PayPal or they may choose to donate the payment back to Pangyrus.

All submitted work must be wholly original and previously unpublished. Please DO NOT send revisions of your work after you've submitted it.

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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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