Non-Fiction

We are looking for new and exciting non-fiction pieces. These can be narrative non-fiction, memoir pieces, letters, 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 Maggie Nelson, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard.

We are also looking for new and original ideas for out Thoughts & Ideas section: 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 explore the magazine to get an idea of what we are looking for.

 

Pieces for Thoughts & Ideas should aim to be over 2000 words. For narrative Non-Fiction they can be of any length, but a minimum of 1500 words is encouraged.

 

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

Write in the subject field the genre (try to be as specific as you can: Personal Essay/Memoir or an Idea essay), and add your piece as an attachment (.docx, .doc, NOT .pdf).

Include in the body of the email details (like name, mini bio of no more than 60 words, 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 prior to publication, 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.

SUBMISSIONS PERIOD: 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. 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 of no more than 60 words, 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 prior to publication, 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.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: Closed


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