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Monday, July 19, 2010

PANK Magazine

If you don't know about PANK, that's a damn shame. PANK is the brain child of M. Bartley Seigel*, an extremely talented writer in his own right, who started the online, print, and small run publishing house collective in 2006. According to the magazine's website, by 2009 the magazine had 80,000 readers in 138 countries, which sounds about right to me. PANK is the premier online literary magazine, boasting an aesthetic that is both humorous and witty, yet not afraid to get serious when that is what the story calls for.

If you are a reader then you can check out the website, which posts a new story every day of the year, or you can order one of the uber-beautiful print editions, whenever they release those. PANK 4 was recently released, and can be gotten here.

If you are a writer, do your research and then submit. This is one of the few markets that have virtually no submission guidelines, other than to not suck and have an idea of what PANK publishes before you submit.

So, check out the website, check out the magazine, see your name in lights. Either way show PANK some love, because such a brilliant, unpretentious literary market is a rare gem indeed.

*And also, co-edited by the lovely Roxane Gay.