Call for Submissions

We invite writers and artists to send unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, photography, visual art, and translations. Submissions for the Fall 2021 issue will open February 1st and the deadline to submit will be May 15, 2021. We are especially interested in work from international and historically underrepresented communities. There is no fee for submission, and we are currently a non-paying market. Submit 3-5 pieces with a 3-5 sentence third-person biography, via Submittable. Please ensure your work is submitted in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to our editorial board at pensivejournal@gmail.com or visit www.pensivejournal.com.

Pensive publishes twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the fall. Our deadlines are November 15th for the Spring issue and May 15th for the Fall issue. Submissions for the Fall 2021 issue will open on February 1. Our response time is typically 1-2 months.

Pensive is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. We also nominate work annually for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.