Non Fiction

We are looking for new and exciting non fiction pieces. Memoir pieces and personal essays that grip and engage the reader on an intellectual or emotional level (or both). We are looking for personal essays with strong and diverse voices that explore issues related to identity, memory, society, interpersonal relationships, personal experiences, and which offer new perspectives on the world. Think Anne Lamott, Maggie Nelson, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard.

We are also looking for new and original ideas, think pieces or essays on literature, music, art, film analyses and criticism (or other topics that you think might fit the ethos of Pendora). Feel free to check out the posts on our Articles and Ideas pages to get an idea of what we are looking for.

 

The target wordcount is 800-1500 for Articles and Ideas (can be longer if needed); 1500 words and over for Personal Essays.

 

Submit your non fiction pieces via email to submissions(at)pendoramagazine.com.

Write in the subject field the genre, and add your piece as an attachment (.docx, .doc, NOT .pdf).

Include in the body of the email details (like name, mini bio, perhaps where people can find you on social media) that we can feature on the website, along with your work.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know as soon as your submission is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept reprint submissions. 

 

(Our editors retain the right to make minor spelling/grammar/phrasing changes in order to improve accepted pieces and correct potential errors, but there will be no changes to the voice of the author and the spirit of the piece.)

 

Rights: We require exclusive electronic rights to all accepted works for two months after publication on our website and non-exclusive rights (online and in print) indefinitely so we may include them in future anthologies. By submitting, you agree to these terms.

This submission period is currently OPEN.


Fiction Submissions 

We are accepting fiction submissions from readers, in the genres of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. There is no submission fee. Unfortunately we are not able to compensate writers at this time, though this is one of our goals in the future. Works accepted for publication will be featured on the Pendora website. Below you can find a few guidelines for submitters. We look forward to reading your works!

 

FICTION Guidelines

We want to publish well-written, innovative fiction. There are no themes on any of the genres; you are free to write about any topic you want. If you want to have a better idea of whether your work fits Pendora's ethos, go to our About page

There are no restrictions regarding the lengths of poems and short stories, but flash fiction pieces should be no more than 500 words.

Submit your Short Stories, Flash Fiction, and Poems via email to submissions(at)pendoramagazine.com.

Write in the subject field the genre of your work (e.g. "Fiction Submission: Short Story"), and add your piece as an attachment (.docx, .doc, NOT .pdf).

The top of the document should include your name, email, and the title of your work.

Include in the body of the email details (like name, mini bio, perhaps where people can find you on social media) that we can feature on the website, along with your work.

Our editors offer comments and feedback if a submission is not accepted for publication. Please mention in the body of the email if you would like to receive feedback.

We will let you know if your work is accepted for publication within a month from the date of submission.

If your work is accepted, it will be published the following month (this is subject to change depending on the volume of submissions we receive in any given month).

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know as soon as your submission is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept reprint submissions. 

 

(Our editors retain the right to make minor spelling/grammar/phrasing changes in order to improve accepted pieces and correct potential errors, but there will be no changes to the voice of the author and the spirit of the piece.)

 

Rights: We require exclusive electronic rights to all accepted works for two months after publication on our website and non-exclusive rights (online and in print) indefinitely so we may include them in any future anthologies. By submitting, you agree to these terms.

This submission period is currently CLOSED.


If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll be happy to answer them for you.