Penn Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Gregory Djanikian, Peter LaBerge, Deborah Burnham, Rachel Gogel, Michael Gamer, David Morgan O’Connor, Corey Mesler
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Feb 9 to Mar 17
Sep 15 to Nov 17
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in 1951, the Penn Review is the oldest continuously published and premier literary magazine at the University of Pennsylvania. Devoted to the literary and visual arts, the Penn Review publishes original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork. It features a blend of emerging and established voices in its biannual online publications and annual print publication.

Tips From the Editor

We’re seeking work that’s energetic, imaginative, and original.  Send us fiction with strong, idiosyncratic voices, creative nonfiction that honestly and eloquently strips all pretenses away, and poetry that uses language with power and precision. To get a feeling for the work we publish, we encourage you to consult the issues available on our website. When you feel ready, please read our submission guidelines and then send us your best work, along with a third-person bio of 100 words or less.

Contact Information

Elise Wallen-Friedman, Editor
3805 Locust Walk
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024