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[PANK] is now accepting reviews of books of all genres and author interviews!

 Please take a look at previous [PANK] reviews and interviews and format your work accordingly.

Book review submissions should always include a .jpeg of the book’s cover as a separate attachment. Additionally, please preface the review essay with the basic publication information (name of publisher, year) which we will eventually include below the cover image and above your contributor byline.

Interviews should include an image of some kind (the book or books’ cover(s), a photo of the interview subject, artwork installation, etc.) as well as a short intro contextualizing the conversation and the author/artist’s work. Interviewer and interviewee’s names should be bolded when we get to the q/a portion, and after first reference (i.e. Sanda Bullock and Keanu Reeves) the bolded identifiers would reduce to initials (SB and KR).

Please include a short contributor bio in the cover letter to be published with accepted pieces.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to our ever-expanding [PANK] blog and participating in our community!

We are pleased to announce the inaugural [PANK] Books Contest! 

One Grand Prize Winner in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Full Length Books Contest will each receive:

  • $1000 Grand Prize
  • $500 Publicity Campaign
  • Invitation to Book Launch, Signing and Reading at AWP 2020
  • Invitation to New York City Book Reading
  • 25 Author Copies
  • Will Serve as the 2020 [PANK] Books Contest Judge
  • We will also consider runners–up for publication!


Deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. Winners will be announced December 1.  Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings.

Fiction Submissions include: Novels and Short Story Collections.


Meet our judges:

Fiction: Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, translator, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. His novel Zero Saints was nominated to the Wonderland Book Award, optioned for film, and translated into Spanish and published in Spain. His most recent novel, Coyote Songs, will be a featured book in Barrelhouse's 2019 Conversations & Connections Conference and published in France in 2021. His fiction has appeared in a plethora of publications as well as in crime, horror, and bizarro fiction anthologies. His reviews have appeared in places like NPR, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Criminal Element, Marginalia, The Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree Magazine, Verbicide, PANK Magazine, The Collagist, and many other print and online venues. His nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, El Nuevo Dia, Los Angeles Review of Books, LitReactor, and others. He is the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. He has judged the Best of the Net in 2017 and the Shirley Jackson Awards and well as the Splatterpunk Awards in 2019. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.4

Poetry: Trace DePass edited Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2017 wherein approximately 300 pieces were selected out of 11,000 total works. Annually, he works as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards, and as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Word NYC -- choosing works to be published through newsletters & performed on stages in NYC. Trace is also creating an ambassodarial fellowship with the Climate Museum that requires written submissions from high school students across the 5 boroughs. He serves as an creative director & editor for a startup organization he co-founded called Southside Thrives.

Nonfiction: Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies and Voices from the Blue Hotel. Her newest chapbook of nonfiction, fiction, and photographs, After the Death of Shostakovich Père, appeared from PANK in 2018. Other fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Hotel Amerika, and she is currently working on a series of mini-essays about the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Her writing has received grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and King County 4Culture. She has served as judge for the Oregon Literary Awards, the Artist Trust Fellowship Program, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Washington—Seattle. https://mayasonenberg.com/. You can find her on twitter @MzzS36019

Little Books: Logan February is a Nigerian poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl, Paperbag, Tinderbox, Raleigh Review, and more. He is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and his debut collection, Mannequin in the Nude (PANK Books, 2019) was a finalist for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He is the author of two chapbooks, and the Associate Director of Winter Tangerine's Dovesong Labs. You can find him at loganfebruary.com

We are pleased to announce the inaugural [PANK] Books Contest! 

One Grand Prize Winner in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Full Length Books Contest will each receive:

  • $1000 Grand Prize
  • $500 Publicity Campaign
  • Invitation to Book Launch, Signing and Reading at AWP 2020
  • Invitation to New York City Book Reading
  • 25 Author Copies
  • Will Serve as the 2020 [PANK] Books Contest Judge
  • We will also consider runners–up for publication! 


Deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. Winners will be announced December 1.  Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings.

Nonfiction Submissions include: Memoir, Essay Collections, Lyric Essays, True Stories


Meet our judges:

Fiction: Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, translator, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. His novel Zero Saints was nominated to the Wonderland Book Award, optioned for film, and translated into Spanish and published in Spain. His most recent novel, Coyote Songs, will be a featured book in Barrelhouse's 2019 Conversations & Connections Conference and published in France in 2021. His fiction has appeared in a plethora of publications as well as in crime, horror, and bizarro fiction anthologies. His reviews have appeared in places like NPR, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Criminal Element, Marginalia, The Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree Magazine, Verbicide, PANK Magazine, The Collagist, and many other print and online venues. His nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, El Nuevo Dia, Los Angeles Review of Books, LitReactor, and others. He is the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. He has judged the Best of the Net in 2017 and the Shirley Jackson Awards and well as the Splatterpunk Awards in 2019. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.4

Poetry: Trace DePass edited Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2017 wherein approximately 300 pieces were selected out of 11,000 total works. Annually, he works as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards, and as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Word NYC -- choosing works to be published through newsletters & performed on stages in NYC. Trace is also creating an ambassodarial fellowship with the Climate Museum that requires written submissions from high school students across the 5 boroughs. He serves as an creative director & editor for a startup organization he co-founded called Southside Thrives.

Nonfiction: Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies and Voices from the Blue Hotel. Her newest chapbook of nonfiction, fiction, and photographs, After the Death of Shostakovich Père, appeared from PANK in 2018. Other fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Hotel Amerika, and she is currently working on a series of mini-essays about the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Her writing has received grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and King County 4Culture. She has served as judge for the Oregon Literary Awards, the Artist Trust Fellowship Program, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Washington—Seattle. https://mayasonenberg.com/. You can find her on twitter @MzzS36019

Little Books: Logan February is a Nigerian poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl, Paperbag, Tinderbox, Raleigh Review, and more. He is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and his debut collection, Mannequin in the Nude (PANK Books, 2019) was a finalist for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He is the author of two chapbooks, and the Associate Director of Winter Tangerine's Dovesong Labs. You can find him at loganfebruary.com

We are pleased to announce the inaugural [PANK] Books Contest! 

One Grand Prize Winner in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Full Length Books Contest will each receive:

  • $1000 Grand Prize
  • $500 Publicity Campaign
  • Invitation to Book Launch, Signing and Reading at AWP 2020
  • Invitation to New York City Book Reading
  • 25 Author Copies
  • Will Serve as the 2020 [PANK] Books Contest Judge
  •  We will also consider runners–up for publication! 


Deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. Winners will be announced December 1.  Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings.


Meet our judges:

Fiction: Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, translator, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. His novel Zero Saints was nominated to the Wonderland Book Award, optioned for film, and translated into Spanish and published in Spain. His most recent novel, Coyote Songs, will be a featured book in Barrelhouse's 2019 Conversations & Connections Conference and published in France in 2021. His fiction has appeared in a plethora of publications as well as in crime, horror, and bizarro fiction anthologies. His reviews have appeared in places like NPR, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Criminal Element, Marginalia, The Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree Magazine, Verbicide, PANK Magazine, The Collagist, and many other print and online venues. His nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, El Nuevo Dia, Los Angeles Review of Books, LitReactor, and others. He is the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. He has judged the Best of the Net in 2017 and the Shirley Jackson Awards and well as the Splatterpunk Awards in 2019. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.4

Poetry: Trace DePass edited Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2017 wherein approximately 300 pieces were selected out of 11,000 total works. Annually, he works as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards, and as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Word NYC -- choosing works to be published through newsletters & performed on stages in NYC. Trace is also creating an ambassodarial fellowship with the Climate Museum that requires written submissions from high school students across the 5 boroughs. He serves as an creative director & editor for a startup organization he co-founded called Southside Thrives.

Nonfiction: Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies and Voices from the Blue Hotel. Her newest chapbook of nonfiction, fiction, and photographs, After the Death of Shostakovich Père, appeared from PANK in 2018. Other fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Hotel Amerika, and she is currently working on a series of mini-essays about the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Her writing has received grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and King County 4Culture. She has served as judge for the Oregon Literary Awards, the Artist Trust Fellowship Program, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Washington—Seattle. https://mayasonenberg.com/. You can find her on twitter @MzzS36019

Little Books: Logan February is a Nigerian poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl, Paperbag, Tinderbox, Raleigh Review, and more. He is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and his debut collection, Mannequin in the Nude (PANK Books, 2019) was a finalist for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He is the author of two chapbooks, and the Associate Director of Winter Tangerine's Dovesong Labs. You can find him at loganfebruary.com

We are pleased to announce the inaugural [PANK] Books Contest! 

One Grand Prize Winner of the Little Books Contest will receive

  • $500 Grand Prize
  • $500 Publicity Campaign
  • Invitation to Book Launch, Signing and Reading at AWP 2020
  • Invitation to New York City Book Reading
  • 25 Author Copies
  • Will Serve as the 2020 [PANK] Little Books Contest Judge


Deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. Winners will be announced December 1. We will also consider publication of runners – up. Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings.

Little Book Submissions include chapbooks of any genre: Poetry, Novellas, Short Stories Collections, Essay Collections, Long-form Essays, Lyric Essays

Meet our judges:

Fiction: Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, translator, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. His novel Zero Saints was nominated to the Wonderland Book Award, optioned for film, and translated into Spanish and published in Spain. His most recent novel, Coyote Songs, will be a featured book in Barrelhouse's 2019 Conversations & Connections Conference and published in France in 2021. His fiction has appeared in a plethora of publications as well as in crime, horror, and bizarro fiction anthologies. His reviews have appeared in places like NPR, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Criminal Element, Marginalia, The Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree Magazine, Verbicide, PANK Magazine, The Collagist, and many other print and online venues. His nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, El Nuevo Dia, Los Angeles Review of Books, LitReactor, and others. He is the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. He has judged the Best of the Net in 2017 and the Shirley Jackson Awards and well as the Splatterpunk Awards in 2019. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.4

Poetry: Trace DePass edited Scholastic's Best Teen Writing of 2017 wherein approximately 300 pieces were selected out of 11,000 total works. Annually, he works as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards, and as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Word NYC -- choosing works to be published through newsletters & performed on stages in NYC. Trace is also creating an ambassodarial fellowship with the Climate Museum that requires written submissions from high school students across the 5 boroughs. He serves as an creative director & editor for a startup organization he co-founded called Southside Thrives.

Nonfiction: Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies and Voices from the Blue Hotel. Her newest chapbook of nonfiction, fiction, and photographs, After the Death of Shostakovich Père, appeared from PANK in 2018. Other fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Hotel Amerika, and she is currently working on a series of mini-essays about the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Her writing has received grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and King County 4Culture. She has served as judge for the Oregon Literary Awards, the Artist Trust Fellowship Program, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Washington—Seattle. https://mayasonenberg.com/. You can find her on twitter @MzzS36019

Little Books: Logan February is a Nigerian poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl, Paperbag, Tinderbox, Raleigh Review, and more. He is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and his debut collection, Mannequin in the Nude (PANK Books, 2019) was a finalist for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He is the author of two chapbooks, and the Associate Director of Winter Tangerine's Dovesong Labs. You can find him at loganfebruary.com

  • Please put all the work you are now submitting into ONE SINGLE FILE.
  • WE DO NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN FREE AND TIP JAR SUBMISSIONS DURING OUR READING AND SELECTION PROCESS.
  • Thanks for your excellent work!
Please note, the PANK blog is not for poems or fiction, those should be submitted to our open reading period or tip jar when our reading period is closed.The PANK blog is for work we like to undefine as:

Offbeat meditations.

Intelligent rants.
Graphic loveliness.
Visual hauntings.
Dream residue.
Manifestos and entreaties.
Homage.
X, where X equals something we can't quite imagine yet.
Check it out here: http://pankmagazine.com/blog/

There are two ways to contribute to the PANK blog: one-offs and sustained columns that embrace and disrupt the above categories. First, read the blog and get a feel for what we do there. Then take a chance and send us something daring and delightful.

One-offs are just what they sound like: you send me one something and it appears once on the blog.

Columns can be short or long run. Do you have an idea for something that would encompass one single week? A month? Or maybe you have a recurring gift for us--something we'd run weekly or monthly. Columns may be originally written (by you),or you can curate the work of others. Again, please look at the blog to see the sort of work that has made a home there in the past.

For one-offs, please submit as ONE file:

*The completed piece as you would like to see it appear
*A cover note that explains why the piece is a good fit for the Blog
*Keep it under 1000 words. If you have a longer something, query first.

For columns, please submit as ONE file:

*A pitch that lays out your idea and explains why you think it's a good fit for the blog
*A sample post from your proposed column
If you are proposing a curated column, just the pitch is required

In general:

* Include a short bio introducing yourself, but know that your bona fides matter not at all.
What we want is your mind.
*Please do not submit book reviews. Direct your review queries to pankmagazine@gmail.com with the subject line “Attn: Review"

IMPORTANT:

PANK Blog is a separate space from PANK Magazine, not an offshoot. We are more like weird cousins than identical twins. Do not send work to the blog that is meant for the magazine. We do not accept single poem submissions, short stories or essays without a context that makes sense for our space.

PANK Blog is not a paying market.

We look forward to your ideas!







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