NEW Submissions Periods: September 15-November 15 and February 15-May 15

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.

Please note that we have NEW READING PERIODS. We are open for two periods a year. We reopen for submissions on September 15, 2024 and we look forward to seeing your work.

Along with general submissions, 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. Reviews and timely, “lightning” pieces are welcome at any time. 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.