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 strongly encourage prose submissions to be 5,000 words or less; it is rare that we will accept work over this length.
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.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive and the time it takes to review every work, we will gladly accept simultaneous submissions. We will try get you a response, one way or another, within 90 days of your submitting your work to us.
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, 2016 - by Alina Stefanescu
Write me a doina about it, a mother used to say, meaning I should dictate the lament’s terms and tones within a traditional Romanian village vehicle. My son wonders why I say it carefully, handle the word like a clay pot as if a word can break and what spills is a puddle of […]
Posted on September 1, 2016 - by Andy Aliaga-Mendoza
There are services these days where one can be cremated and grown alongside a bunch of seeds. I like the idea of becoming a tree. I’d like to be a tree somewhere where trees thrive. Where they won’t be chopped down and made into hospital pamphlets. Somewhere that won’t cost you much to fly in from San Francisco. For argument’s sake I didn’t go anywhere from here and it’ll be a grand old reunion.