Pithead Chapel

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jill Talbot, Matthew Gavin Frank, Jennifer A. Howard, Stephanie Dickinson, Susan Lilley, Naomi Kimbell, Marc Sheehan, Leesa Cross-Smith, Robert Vivian, Katie Cortese, Patrick Madden, Ira Sukrungruang, B.J. Hollars, Paul Crenshaw, Sam Martone, Joe Bonomo, Lori White, Jared Yates Sexton
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-10
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
12
Issue Price: 
Free
Subscription Price: 
Free
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Pithead Chapel is looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, they want to feel something. They want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. They want your work to leave a brilliant bruise.

Tips From the Editor

Pithead Chapel accepts art, literary fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry up to 4,000 words. Sorry, we don’t publish genre pieces (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, and romance). We are interested in personal/contemplative, memoir, lyric, and narrative essays. The essays, like the fictional stories, can be short-shorts (flash) or long. All we ask is that the work is polished, well-written. Please read the guidelines on our site before submitting.

Contact Information

Kim Magowan, Editor in Chief
Elsie Street
San Francisco
CA
94110
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024