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We're looking for Big Books for the 2019 year. 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, 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 40 pages and for fiction, creative nonfiction and hybrid work send us up to 65 pages. If your work pushes a few pages over, send it anyway.

We're looking for 2019.

Here are Our Current Chapbook Selections for 2018

On Being Mistaken by Laura Buccieri (Poetry)

You Could Stop It Here by Stacy Austin Egan (Short Story)

After the Death of Shostakovich Père by Maya Sonenberg (Memoir/Personal Essay)

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.
X, where X equals something we can't quite imagine yet.
Check it out here:

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 with the subject line “Attn: Review"


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!