I first laid eyes on the artwork of Joanna Hoge as an undergrad at Saint Louis University. The deliberate and concentrated lines in her ink-based drawings instantly captured my attention and continue to haunt me to this day (in the best of ways).
What We Like:
Pif Magazine primarily publishes fiction, poetry, and author interviews. We have been known to accept book, film, music and zine reviews — and we have published our fair share of essays and critiques.
We pride ourselves on working with new and emerging writers and artists. To this end we tend to shy away from previously published works, but will consider anything that is of high-quality, intriguing, and of interest to our readers.
To get a better idea of what we’re looking for spend some time browsing through the site.
To put it plainly: we prefer individual creative vision over commercially accessible sameness.
Submit your work. We’ll tell you what we think.
How to Submit:
Click on the button at the top of this page. We use HeyPublisher to manage all of our submissions. If you already have an account with them, great. If not, you can easily set up your free account when submitting your work.
How the Submission Process Works:
When you submit your work to us, we will consider the submission “pending.” All this means is that we have received your submission. Nothing more.
When one of our editors has read your submission, you will receive an email letting you know that we are reading your work and will be in touch shortly.
If we decide to accept your work for publication, you will receive an email letting you know that your work has been accepted. Additionally, an editor may contact you directly with suggested edits if it is felt they are warranted.
During this time we ask that you not send your work to any other publisher. We do not consider nor accept simultaneous submissions. We typically will get you a response, one way or another, within 90 days of your submitting your work to us.
If we do not accept your work for publication (otherwise known as a “rejection”), you are free to submit the work elsewhere immediately. If we reject your submission, please consider us for future submissions. Publishing is about finding the right piece at the right time.
If we accept your work for publication, we ask 30 days exclusivity from the date of publication. Please do not submit or publish this accepted work elsewhere during this time. After the exclusivity period has expired, all rights revert back to you and you are free to publish the work elsewhere. We ask only that you mention that the work was originally published in Pif Magazine, like this:
Originally published in Pif Magazine, March 1st, 2009.
That’s about it. We look forward to reading what you send us!
The Editorial Staff
Posted on September 1, 2014 - by Stephanie Smith
I sit on the porch, dangling at the tip of a humdrum afternoon I cling for dear life on the edge of an espresso cup I flex my thoughts I stretch and bend like the light in my eyes and learn physics by osmosis beneath the glaring gloom of the sun Where does […]
Posted on September 1, 2014 - by Gary J. Whitehead
Up to the black and light-riddled surface, they rise, shaking out of nowhere, as memories do from their depths, uninvited, merciless and buoyant with uncertainties. Tonight, seeing one noiselessly appear in the breaking lines of a full moon’s bright writing, yards from the dock, I remembered your hair on a night when we were […]