The Penn Review

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1951, The Penn Review is the oldest continuously published literary magazine at the University of Pennsylvania. Devoted to the literary and visual arts, we publish original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork, and feature a blend of emerging and established voices in our biannual print and online publication. In our seven-decade history, we’ve published works by William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, e. e. cummings, and Jennifer Egan, among others.

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instagram, twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
the University of Pennsylvania
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Sophia DuRose
Contact Title
Editor in Chief
Submissions Policy
Response Time We aim to respond to all general submissions within a week, and usually reply within 1-2 days. Currently, we are listed as one of the 25 Fastest Poetry and Fiction Markets on Duotrope. Our editorial team works hard to fully deliberate over each work while ensuring that our submitters are not left waiting for months on end without a reply. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, you may query. Please help us by reporting our response time on Duotrope. Payment From 2020 onward, we will be paying $40 for all poems, prose stories, and visual art pieces that we accept for print publication. Currently, we’re unable to compensate the authors that we publish online, but we work hard to publicize all our accepted submissions. For any questions on our payment policy, you can contact us at [email protected] Simultaneous Submissions We accept simultaneous submissions, but please specify them in your cover letter and notify us immediately if your submission is accepted by another magazine. Multiple Submissions Please submit up to 5 poems, 3 short stories or nonfiction pieces, or 10 works of visual art at one time. As a general rule, fiction and nonfiction pieces should not exceed 2500 words in length. In addition, if you have received a rejection letter, please wait a week before submitting again. Reprints We don’t accept work reprinted from other magazines. Unfortunately, this includes submissions that have been published on a personal website or blog. Rights We require First North American Serial Rights. Following publication, all rights revert to the author, but we ask that The Penn Review is credited in subsequent reprints. In addition, we reserve the right to edit submissions in accordance with the rules of our style guide. For updates on reading periods and issue publications, you can follow us on Facebook.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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