Pennsylvania Literary Journal 33

A project of Anaphora Literary Press (see other related projects)

About

Pennsylvania Literary Journal is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single issues on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other online bookstores. It is cataloged in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope. PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Cinda Williams Chima. Dr. R. Joseph Rodríguez received the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Article Award for his article, “There Are Many Rooms” which appeared in Volume VI, Issue 1 (El Paso Inc).

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Styles:
Academic, Critical.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 03 Oct 2018
Last Audited: 03 Oct 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 01 Mar 2010

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