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The [PANK] Big Book (full-length book) Contest in Fiction is open!

We're looking for novels, short story collections, and experimental fiction.

Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings. All entries are considered for publication.

One prize winner is awarded

  • $1,000 Prize and Publication
  • 25 Author Copies
  • $200 Publicity Campaign
  • Awardee will serve as the next [PANK] Books Fiction Contest Judge

Our current Big Book Judge in Fiction is Ricardo Wilson

*Manuscripts should be a minimum of 80 pages and there is no limit on length.

*Please remove author identifying names from the manuscript. All manuscripts are read, and sent to the judge anonymously.

The [PANK] Big Book (full-length book) Contest in Poetry is open!

Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings. All entries are considered for publication.

One prize winner in Poetry is awarded

  • $1,000 Prize and Publication
  • 25 Author Copies
  • $200 Publicity Campaign
  • Awardee will serve as the next [PANK] Books Poetry Contest Judge

Our current Big Book Judge in Poetry is Heidi Seaborn

*Manuscripts should be a minimum 45 pages and there is no limit on length.  

*Please remove author identifying names from the manuscript. All manuscripts are read, and sent to the judge anonymously.

The [PANK] Big Book (full-length book) Contest in Nonfiction is Open!

We are looking for essay collections, lyric essays, memoirs, experimental nonfiction, or anything of the sort.

Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings. All entries are considered for publication.

One prize winner is awarded

  • $1,000 Prize and Publication
  • 25 Author Copies
  • $200 Publicity Campaign
  • Awardee will serve as the next [PANK] Books Nonfiction Contest Judge

Our current Big Book Judge in Nonfiction is Laurie Blauner

*Manuscripts should be a minimum 65 pages and there is no limit on length.

*Please remove author identifying names from the manuscript. All manuscripts are read, and sent to the judge anonymously.

The [PANK] Contest for Little Books is Open! 

We're look for chapbooks of any genre: poetry, novellas, short story collections, essay collections, long-form essays, and lyric essays.

Send us your innovations, your silenced voices, your open hearts, your caged birds, your truths, your beauty, your everythings. All entires are considered for publication.

One winner will be awarded

  • $500 and Publication
  • $200 Publicity Campaign
  • 25 Author Copies
  • Will serve as the next [PANK] Little Book Contest Judge

Our current Little Book Contest Judge is Kyle Carrero Lopez

*Manuscripts should be a minimum of 16 pages and there is no limit on length.

*Please remove author identifying names from the manuscript. All manuscripts are read, and sent to the judge anonymously.

  • 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!

[PANK] Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. Up country, to the end of the road, to a far shore and the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, a place inhabited by contradiction, quirk and startling anomaly, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, PANK. 

Submit 3-5 Poems, Flash Pieces, Art Pieces, Comic Pages, Up to 3500 Words of Prose, Up to 2 Minutes of Spoken Word Recording, or whatever else we've missed.

Selections will be published the first Friday of every month.

Please include a short bio, including your age and grade.

ALL CREATORS *MUST BE* 18 YEARS OR UNDER!

[PANK is looking for work for the [PANK] Daily feature on our website! We are now] accepting reviews of books of all genres, author interviews, craft essays, and special features.

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're looking for Big Books (full-length books) for the 2023 year and beyond. 

We're looking for poetry, novels, fiction, short fiction, multi-genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction, collaborative work and anything you think we should read. 

We don't have any guidelines for manuscript formats or length, but cover letters are good. 

We can't wait to read your work!





We're looking for chapbooks that won't quit. We want to see everything. We're publishing work we can't put down. 

For poetry send us up to 16-40 pages 

For fiction, creative nonfiction and hybrid work send us up to 16-55 pages. If your work pushes a few pages over, send it anyway. 

Poetry cycles. Flash fiction collections. A handful of short stories. That not quite novella or mini collection of essays. Anything goes.

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