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The health and sustainability of our environment continues to be threatened and detrimentally harmed in real time. This folio is a call for art that not only considers imagined futures, but also confronts present consequences of climate change. Send your optimistic daydreams or your apocalyptic screeds, your utopias and dystopias, your environmental experiences and speculations.
Hybrid work that simultaneously focuses on the subject matter and reimagines the environment of craft is also encouraged. In his essay “‘Pure Craft’ Is a Lie,” Matthew Salesses notes “There’s a lot of work left to do to open up craft to writers beyond the cis, straight, white, able, middle-class (etc.) literary establishment.” Send innovations across genre or that combine genres to fight polluted traditions and conventions, push against axiomatic writing solutions, and envision new literary ecosystems.
As an editor, I don’t want to attempt to control the “environment” of these submissions, so there are no specified word limits or technical guidelines, but please do only combine up to five pieces in one file:poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid work, art, and other experiments for consideration.
- 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!
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.
[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 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!
Manifestos and entreaties.
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
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
We're looking for Big Books for the 2020 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, but cover letters are good. We can't wait to read your work. This is open and rolling.