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The Penn Review Prizes


Deadlines

Our 2019 Poetry and Fiction Prizes are open to submissions and will extend from June 1 to October 15 of 2019.

GUIDELINES:
Poetry
*
Please submit up to 5 poems, along with a third-person bio, through Submittable.
* The winner will receive $1000, a $100 Duotrope Gift Certificate, and print publication in The Penn Review No. 70.
* In addition, the winning poem will be included among The Penn Review’s nominees for the 2021 Pushcart Prize.
* All poems are considered for regular publication.
* Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please specify them in your cover letter.
* Finalists will be notified in November, and final decisions announced in December.
* The entrance fee is $10.
* Profits generated from this prize will be used to fund undergraduate writing scholarships.
* To view previous winners and finalists of our poetry prize, click here.

Fiction
*
Please submit up to 3 stories along with a third-person bio, through Submittable.
* Each story may be up to 5000 words in length.
* The winner will receive $1000 and print publication in The Penn Review No. 70.
* The winning story will also be included among The Penn Review’s nominees for the 2021 Pushcart Prize.
* All stories are considered for regular publication.
* Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please specify them in your cover letter.
* Finalists will be notified in November, and final decisions announced in December.
* The entrance fee is $10.
* Profits generated from this prize will be used to fund undergraduate writing scholarships.

Reprints
We do not accept work reprinted from other magazines, but will consider 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.

The Penn Review 2019 Prizes are sponsored by Duotrope.

 



General Submissions

Deadlines
We’ve entered into a general submissions hiatus over the summer. Please check back on September 1, when we will be reopening to submissions for our Fall Reading Period.

Response Time for General Submissions
We aim to respond to all 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 discuss and deliberate over each work while ensuring that our submitters are not left waiting for months on end without a reply. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, you may query.

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