Pennsylvania Literary Journal 28


Pennsylvania Literary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry.

Pennsylvania Literary JournalUnited States
Important: Length limits and other requirements may vary with each themed issue. Always check guidelines before submitting.
Peer Review: This publication uses peer review for at least some submissions. Check for details.
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Submission Periods

Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.


G General 
A Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
T Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.

Audience, Poetry Forms, Styles & Topics

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Academic, Critical, Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Other (May vary).

Types & Lengths

V Reviewno specific word count limits known; unknown number of pieces
Y Essayno specific word count limits known; unknown number of pieces
P Poemno line limits known; unknown number of pieces
S Short Storyno specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); unknown number of pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 3 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
F Fiction OK No No OK
N Nonfiction OK No No OK
P Poetry OK No No OK

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
01 Mar 2010
Last Updated:
01 Sep 2016