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PFN – The Penn Review: Call for Submissions

November 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Submission Guidelines
We accept submissions in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Art. Individual submission guidelines for each category can be found on our General Submissions Form. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidlines will not be considered. Submissions that are not received through our Submittable platform will also not be considered. Please do not email us your submissions.

Submissions are always open to the general public, there is no minimum age requirement or fee to submit. All submissions are read blind by our editorial team. For more information about the kind of work that we are looking for, you can refer to this interview.

Simultaneous Submissions
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please specify them in your cover letter and notify us immediately if your submission is accepted by another magazine.

Multiple Submissions
Please submit up to 5 poems, 3 short stories or nonfiction pieces, or 10 works of visual art at one time.  As a general rule, fiction and nonfiction pieces should not exceed 2500 words in length.  In addition, if you have received a rejection letter, please wait a week before submitting again.

We don’t accept work reprinted from other magazines.  Unfortunately, this includes submissions that have been published on a personal website or blog.

We require First North American Serial Rights.  Following publication, all rights revert to the author, but we ask that The Penn Review is credited in subsequent reprints. In addition, we reserve the right to edit submissions in accordance with the rules of our style guide.

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November 18, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Penn Review


The Penn Review
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