Submissions are closed until January 2019.

Lightning submissions* are always open.

We publish well-crafted, thought-provoking writing and multimedia storytelling in every genre online and in two print editions per year.

Short stories, investigative reporting, reviews, essay and memoirs, flash fiction, poetry, journalism, short documentary film, comics and visual arts, just to name a few. We encourage you to read us at to get a sense for what we’re looking for.

If you think our readers will find it entertaining and compelling, send it our way. We read every submission that we get with fresh eyes and an open mind.


* Pangyrus is always open to Lightning submissions for timely pieces that address the political or cultural moment.  Please go to our Submittable page for details.