Submissions Period: January 15 – April 15, 2024

Pangyrus publishes well-crafted, thought-provoking essays, poems, stories, and comics online and in two print editions each year (one anthology and one specialty book). We welcome work in any genre and on all topics.

Some of the work we accept will appear in our 12th print issue (Winter 2024-2025)! The theme for the issue is “Left unsaid.” We like the phrase’s suggestion of mystery, innuendo, high stakes, emotional conflict, and the limits of words. Sometimes what’s left unsaid is the cause of pain, sometimes it’s a source of power. 

Along with general submissions — on the theme of “Left unsaid” or not — we are interested in a few specific categories: Zest! (food writing); In Sickness and In Health (health, the body, and society); Field Notes (science and the environment); Schooled (education); Generations (family life, parenting, relationships); and The Sounding Board (artful takes on politics and international affairs). For full descriptions of these categories please visit this section of our Submittable page. We encourage you to read us at to get a sense of 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 open minds. All authors of accepted work will receive a payment of $20 via PayPal or they may choose to donate the payment back to Pangyrus.

Please go to our Submittable page for details.