The February, Almost March Dispatch
February is almost gone. In PANK land, at least in my neck of its woods, that means three things: Blizzards, NEA grant writing, and prepping for AWP. Sigh. Blizzards shouldn’t be news in the winter. It’s one of the things … Continue reading
The January Dispatch
In regards toÂ Alexandra Petri’s terrible Washington Post columnÂ declaring poetry to be dead, gasp, have you heard? It’s my general policy to avoid mocking the afflicted, but Ms. Petri’s misplaced obituary in the wake of Richard Blanco’s inaugural poemÂ was so ignorant … Continue reading
Spring Funds Drive
Dear Readers, Do you love [PANK]? Do you love what we do, what we stand for? Do you love the writers we publish, their stories and poems that keep you up at night, keep you thinking and guessing, creep you … Continue reading
We’re at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City today. Come see us at the Mission Freak book fair at the Mill. Or come to the reading we’re hosting tonight with Draft and Uncanny Valley, 5-6pm at the White Rabbit.
Invasions :: Portland :: Seattle
We went to Portland, Oregon. We went to Seattle, Washington. It was good. Next up, Iowa City on Saturday! Go to there. [PANK] Invasions :: Portland :: Seattle from M. Bartley Seigel on Vimeo.
SEATTLE, TONIGHT! Join us. RSVP on Facebook.
Out & About
Ian Doherty, a creative writing student atÂ Susquehanna University, recently conducted this Q&A with me for one of his classes. We briefly discuss the origins of [PANK], the state of the magazine, and a few things in between. Doherty: How did … Continue reading
Out & About
Paper Darts, one of my personal favorites, had a couple nice pictures of our AWP book fair table and some nice things to say about us on their blog. “It’s no surprise that PANKÂ has one of the sexiest displays at … Continue reading
AWP 2012 Made My Shoes Hurt
Keywords and oft repeated crucial phrasings of the week: hermit walk, cig break, arm wrestle, money wad, whiskey, tubercular cough, crazy dude (he’s still stalking me, Rachel Yoder), poesy fart, skinny tie, love, Geoffrey bag, lap dog, avant pose, death … Continue reading
AWP :: Gird Thy Loins
The conference itself sold out at 9,500 participants. The book fair exhibitor tables and booths sold out, as well, and while I don’t have the energy to count up the total (something like 500, I think), suffice it to say … Continue reading
UPDATE :: [PANK] Invasions :: Portland / Seattle
For those of you who expressed interest in this thing, my apologies for dropping off the map. AWP is upon us and, well, AWP is upon us… Anywho…We’re back in the saddle organizing readings for Portland, Oregon, on Friday, March … Continue reading
Goddamnit, Quick Fiction Closes?!!!
Today, this, from Quick Fiction editor and one of my favorite [PANK]Contributors, Jennifer Pieroni. “Long live the lit mag! But, alas, not Quick Fiction. After many wonderful years, weâ€™re ceasing publication. Thank you for supporting, reading and constantly challenging us … Continue reading
This week,Â [PANK]6 beginsÂ showing up in bookstores and mailboxes all around our little blue globe. Watch out or order it here now. Look to the February 19 New York Times Style Magazine for a little [PANK]6 love, as if you didn’t … Continue reading
If the news is to be believed, it’s a new year
Therefore, a recap, a look ahead. 2011 rocked our socks at [PANK]. In our Little Books Series we published Ethel Rohan’s wonderful little collection, Hard to Say. We held Invasion Readings in Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Brooklyn, and New … Continue reading
Hush, children, greatness draws nigh
[PANK] Goes on Hiatus
Until January 2, 2012, there will be no submissions to [PANK] and you can expect a little less from us. After January 2, it’s back to business as usual. In the meantime, read the December issue. It’s the bomb. Happy … Continue reading
The $50 [PANK] Saturnalian LitOrgy Basket
Got a surly, hard-to-buy-for Litnerd in your life and them flipping holidays creeping up just around the corner?Â Four words for you, for you and your children, [PANK]â€˜s Saturnalian LitOrgy Basket. Just choose their t-shirt size, hit the buy now button, … Continue reading
Newpages Review of Ethel Rohan’s Hard to Say
HARD TO SAY Fiction by Ethel Rohan PANK, September 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9824697-6-7 Paperback: 54pp; $6.50 Newpages Review by Michele Finkelstein Hard to Say, recently published by PANK, contains a collection of short personal stories that will pluck at your heartstrings. … Continue reading
Congratulations, Dan Lundin, of South Pasadena, CA!
Congratulations to Mr. Dan Lundin of South Pasadena, CA. He done just won hisself a free Kindle Touch from his friends at [PANK]! On its way, Mr. Lundin. Enjoy!
Last chance to win a Kindle Touch from your friends at [PANK]
Last chance! Spend $10+ at the [PANK] Store by the close of today and you’ll be entered to win a free Kindle Touch. And the odds ain’t bad, maybe 1 in 50 last we counted. Get on it!Â Get on it! … Continue reading
Our New Orleans Invasion, Friday, Friday, Friday!
Things occasionally come apart
We regretfully announce the cancellation of Nicolle Elizabeth’s Little Book, I Will Speak For Myself. And so it goes. While we wish things had worked out differently, particularly so late in the process, we wish Nicolle all the best in … Continue reading
Hush, innocence, [PANK]6 draws nigh
[PANK]6, the latest of our regally appointed print editions, is officially in production for a January release. New, white hot writing from Frank Hinton, Matthew Lippman, Ashley Farmer, Christopher Newgent, Keith Taylor, Sherman Alexie, Amy Butcher, Ã‰dgar RincÃ³n Luna, Ocean … Continue reading
Look sharp, thrice
1. We’re looking for colaborators for a NOLA Invasion reading mid-November. Are you those people? Contact us. 2. We are still accepting entries for our third annual 1,001 Awesome Words contest, guest judged by the one and only Michael Martone. … Continue reading
Invasion: New Orleans?
Short notice, we know, but this, that and the other have conspired to bring us to New Orleans November 17-19. Why not host an Invasion? Why we ask you? New Orleans peoples and surrounds, PANKsters and traveling language clowns, these … Continue reading
New Facebook Fan Page
We’ve surpassed firecode on our Facebook profile page, 5,000 strong, and the requests keep on a comin’. So we’ve started a fan page that everyone can “like” instead. Same great way to stay connected with PANKsters the world over, waaaaaaaaaay … Continue reading
1,001 Awesome Words Contest
We are now accepting entries for our third annual writing competition,Â 1,001 Awesome Words. We think it suits the PANK ethos to leave it at that. This time, we have a guest judge, the one and only Michael Martone. Not enough, … Continue reading
PANK Invasion Reading Series: Brooklyn
Sometimes you spend more time traveling than you do in the place traveled to. Sometimes it’s so hot and humid there, so goddamned sticky and uncomfortable and bad smelling, the act of sitting in the shade and breathing becomes an … Continue reading
PANK’s Invasion Reading Series, Brooklyn Edition
Love! Give us love!
From today’s Oakland Examiner, some PANK love.
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!
Our babies make their way in the world with or without us. Somewhere not here.
Divination in DC
Sorry this took me so long to get situated. But here it is, our madness from the DCAWP. Enjoy. Divination in DC I from M. Bartley Seigel on Vimeo. The first two flights of the [PANK]/Annalemma/Mudluscious reading in Washington DC, … Continue reading
If you don’t have anything nice to say…
1. Back in August Anis Shivani published a half-baked and perfectly dissmissible essay on the Huffington Post called The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers. There were responses to this, of course, there was handwringing, all of it equally half-baked … Continue reading
Saw Mill, the new online extension of Lumberyard Magazine from Typecast Publishing. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty sweet, with new work from Leora Fridman, Michael Shorb, Christine Kanowick, and Jon Gertz. Start with Sky Poem by Nate Pritts.
The AWP Wrap Up
De rigueur, I guess, given the number of these things I’ve seen posted this past week. Anywho, [PANK] went, of course. It saw, things happened, there were readings and bars and dancing, a pinch of mayhem, a dash of naughty, … Continue reading
If you be lookin’ for PANK this week, you may direct your attention to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Washington DC. We will definitely be at all of the following, though you can check out just … Continue reading
[PANK] Invaded the Mission. It was rad.
[PANK] recently traveled to beautiful San Francisco to give a reading and made a movie of it. Also rad. Lauren Becker, Seth Fischer, Ben Jahn, Ethel Rohan, and me, M. Bartley Seigel, rockin’ the mic with words. Watch it here:Â [PANK] … Continue reading
City Lights magazine rack, San Francisco, CA Not sure why seeing this still makes me as happy as it does, but it does.
Tonight, PANK Storms The Mission!
Here it comes, coming to get you!
PANK 5 has arrived! Fresh from the printer, smelling of printer, smelling of 251 pages of wicked awesome, PANK 5, saturated in its muchness, dripping in new language from so many great writers. I tremble in the naming. PANK 5 … Continue reading
As you may have noticed, we’re in the process of updating the website. Please bear with us as we work out the kinks and spray for bugs. Also, please let us know what you like/don’t, what works/doesn’t, what you’d like … Continue reading
PANK wants to have a reading in San Francisco at the end of this month.
Who’s in? Where should we book it? Quickly, quickly now.
A glance behind, a glimpse ahead.
Happy new year, shiny peoples! 2010 was good for [PANK]. 2010 was great for [PANK]. 2010 was grand for [PANK]. Let us, together, count the ways. Â Across our print and digital platforms [PANK] reached an audience of approximately 100,000 readers … Continue reading
PANK 5 to press
PANK 5 is to press, peoples. We should have it in hand toward early January and to you shortly thereafter. It’s so awesome that when we hit send on those files, we jumped up and did this: Seriously, it’s that … Continue reading
Gray day, everything is gray
and I’m listening to these kids (not kids, really, but…) from PANK’s neck of the woods. Check them out here. Good music to compose by on the first cold day of December.
Is BOOYAH still an appropriate exclamation for anything?
Over at flavorpill: 10 Online Lit Mags You Should Be Reading. Guess who comes in at number three?
1. PANK 5 will assemble an army. PANK 5 will give birth to a dancing star. Poetry, prose and ecstatic otherness from Â Deb Â Olin Unferth, Lucas Southworth, Emily Kiernan, xTx, Sheldon Lee Compton, Kaitlin Dyer, S.J. Fowler, Marcus Wicker, Christopher … Continue reading
PANK seeks iPhone/iPad developer
Dear Hive Mind, PANK is seeking a iPhone/iPad developer for a PANK App. PANK has awesome ideas for its app, but no skills. Any suggestions? Warmest Regards, PANK
Poets & Writers likes us Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they really, really…
Actually, I still don’t think P&W knows we exist. Otherwise we would have had a cover by now, no? Regardless, on page 82 of the new Nov/Dec issue, in an article titled “The Journals Agents Are Reading,” Diana Finch of … Continue reading
Matt Salesses’ OUR ISLAND OF EPIDEMICS coming at you!
Production has been produced, the printers dance concluded, shipments shipped and received and without further ado we release to you Matt Salesses’ Â Our Island of Epidemics, a PANK Little Book we are exceedingly proud of. The first printing is fast … Continue reading
MONKEY BARS, Briefly
Monkey Bars by Matthew Lippman Published by Typecast Publishing, 10/06/2010 ISBN-13 (cloth): 978-0-984-49610-5 Pages: 72 Size: 6.5 x 8 I am not going to linger long on Matthew Lippman’s new poetry collection Â Monkey Bars because Typecast Publishing is also publishing … Continue reading
Is there a doctor in the house?
In fact, this morning there is. Congratulations to my partner in all things PANK, Dr. Roxane Gay, on the successful defense of her dissertation, Subverting the Subject Position: Toward a New Discourse About Students as Writers and Engineering Students as … Continue reading
PANK News, Updates & Reminders
1. PANK 5 is in production. PANK’s most exciting print issue yet, with new work from Nancy Carol Moody, Gabriel Welsch, Rachel Yoder, Luca DiPierro, Mimi Vaquer, Melissa Broder, Tasha Matsumoto, and many, many others. Pre-order your copy today. 2. … Continue reading
June Subscription Drive
It’s still June, oh, happy days, and we’re still holding our subscription drive. We know, you’ve already bought PANK. Thanks for that. But have you shilled for us yet? Have you gone out there and canvassed the neighborhood, proselytizing and … Continue reading
Hello lovely winners…
Last week we held a silly little six-word story contest so people could benefit from the large stash of AWP magazines we hauled home. The following folks won: Dan Burt “â€ Flynn”â„¢s severed head tells me things. Xtx “â€ “Truth.”Â … Continue reading
PANK is so queer, no?
Submissions are now open for Â PANK’s October Â special online issue featuring Queer prose, poetry & art, guest edited by Tim Jones-Yelvington. Submit fiction, poetry, art and unidentified or hybrid literary text objects Â by September 1, 2010 through the special issue … Continue reading
David Shields on the Colbert Report, assuming you haven’t yet seen it.
We will build a monument for the ages.
Are you a possessor of PANK schwag? A t-shirt or sticker, a pin perhaps? Have you found PANK in some other incarnation? Â Send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org of you or someone you love wearing or sticking or otherwise claiming space … Continue reading
Pulitzers, yo-yo, Pulitzers
In Letters, Drama and Music: Fiction – Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press) Drama – Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey History – Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World … Continue reading
Everyone tired and sore, raise your hand, say AWP.
Another year, another AWP. It was a good one this year, kids, so good I’m still hurting today. Altitude, dry air, endless boozing and the endless boozey hand shaking, a book fair that needed a zeppelin hanger it was so … Continue reading
Like your mother, we’re lying when we say we love you all the same.
This morning we awoke to 2,491 friends on Facebook. WTF? Who are all you people? Â As we have some fondness for having one foot in the profound and the other in the utterly meaningless, we’re giving a free t-shirt to … Continue reading
PANK would like to remind you lest you forget…
1. PANK and DOGZPLOT are having a reading in Denver during AWP. It’s called DOGZPANK. Get it? It’s going to be bitchin’. You should come. 2. Also at AWP, PANK is hosting a table at the bookfair (Exhibit Hall A, … Continue reading
Who is the biggest and the strongest?
You are when you wear your brand new PANK t-shirt. PANK builds strong bones and muscle. PANK turns your body and mind into a well oiled machine. Drink one glass of PANK at breakfast, another at lunch, and sport a … Continue reading
This Modern Writer: Blurbs of Myself by Marc Schuster
I don’t read books, I just read blurbs, and Marc Schuster’s are the best in the business! Â - Lance Caldecott, internet lurker and blurb connoisseur I contacted The New Yorker. I contacted the Times. I even contacted my local paper, … Continue reading
FWD: To Think. To Write. To Publish.
A program for “next generation” writers of any genre with an interest in science and technology. Learn creative nonfiction techniques. Develop and pitch ideas to book and magazine editors and literary agents. Publish your work. Featuring two intense days of … Continue reading
DOGZPANK @ AWP!
Have we reminded you recently about the DOGZPANK reading during the Denver AWP in April? Have we done that? Have we? Where: Â Forest Room 5 When: Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 pm. Who: Â Aaron Burch, Â Beth Thomas, Â Tim Jones-Yelvington, Â JA … Continue reading
This Modern Writer: Dozing on Awolowo Road by Gbenga Awomodu
Every day I go to work on the bus with the other sleepers, workers whose days begin early, whose commutes are long. We sleep when we can. Some people complain about their working conditions. Some swear never to return to … Continue reading
Apart/Anew in the news…
From THE BROAD SET WRITING COLLECTIVE Â these good words about Aaron Burch’s HOW TO TAKE YOURSELF APART, HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF ANEW. From CHAPBOOK REVIEW, a review by J.A. Tyler and his interview with Aaron. Scroll down. Haven’t bought this … Continue reading
A CAKE APPEARED by Shane Jones
From Scrambler Books. Poems, fables, and scrolls by one of PANK’s favorites, Shane Jones. Check him out in PANK 4. The price is right: $12.00. And domestic shipping on pre-orders is free, free, free. Ha ya like dem apples?
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday only — Buy Â PANK4, Aaron Burch’s Â HOW TO TAKE YOURSELF APART, HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF ANEW, or any PANK combo, Â and receive a super duper surprise with your order. That’s right, a surprise! It’s super duper! Â Order … Continue reading
Did you know that PANK accepts submissions?
Given the number of submissions we get every day, many of you clearly do. What you probably don’t know is that we answered the call today and took off our gloves. You think you’ve got PANK? If it’s PANK, we’ll … Continue reading
Chapbook Reading Period Open
We are again open for chapbook submissions. PANK is seeking chapbook manuscripts in any genre, cross- or Â mixed-. To know what excites us and what doesn’t, read PANK Magazine, then show us something we haven’t seen before. Our first chapbook, … Continue reading
I Heart Pilot Books
It’s a great day to be beguiled in Seattle. The sun is bright and warm. The mountains are snowcapped and crystal clear on the horizon. Such a beautiful day, in fact, I’m tempted to push a hipster off his single-speed … Continue reading
Who likes surprises? Who does? Who?
Buy PANK4 or Aaron Burch’s chapbook between midnight 02/17/10 and midnight 02/19/10 and receive a super duper surprise with your order. That’s right, a surprise!
All About Us
In the March, 2010, issue of Â The Writer Magazine, Mary Miller offers up “7 hip literary magazines you need to check out.” And whom might that selective cabal include? Why, none other than Keyhole, Kitty Snacks, Â NOÃƒâ€“, Â The Normal School, … Continue reading
Roses are red, violets are blue, I love ARTIFICE and LUMBERYARD, too.
Among the many vaguely articulated PANK policies I will likely break today, three in particular. First and foremost, PANK staff are supposed to eschew self-promotion of their own individual creative works within PANK air-space, insofar as it can be avoided. … Continue reading
PANK 4 Arrives
Hark! Cue the silver snarling Â trumpets… Beginning tomorrow, out go your copies of PANK 4, packaged smartly by our little animatronic snow elves, mailed directly to your door where PANK 4 will emerge from its supple wrappings like a faun, … Continue reading
PANK 4 Arrival Imminent?
January has been an exercise in patience for PANK, as it awaits the arrival of No.4 from our benevolent printer, for whom billing cycles are sacrosanct, but production schedules are not. Here we sit, end of month, in lotus position, … Continue reading
HTMLGIANT Readers Take Themselves Apart
How, you ask? We pick our favorites, in order of their appearance: 1. Teresa turns it up loud, takes an acidbath and gets sweaty. 2. Marco tears in with tongs and staple guns. 3. Bob follows the Way and does … Continue reading
Much of note, whittled to 5, in no particular order: 1. Bias, I know. Aaron Burch’s HOW TO TAKE YOURSELF APART, HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF ANEW. 2. Scott Garson’s AMERICAN Â GYMNOPÃƒÂ©DIES. 3. Laura Sim’s STRANGER. 4. CAKETRAIN 7. 5. BITCHSLAP … Continue reading
We often plead for our readers to support small press literary publishing by purchasing magazines and entering contests and buying the books of the writers they love. We would like to make the same plea today for your support of … Continue reading
3 of interest
1. The Eli Coppola* Memorial Poetry Â Chapbook Contest — Â deadline, February 15, 2010! The Eli Coppola Memorial Poetry Chapbook Contest is a prize for poets honoring both the tradition of the chapbook and the memory of beloved San Francisco poet … Continue reading
The year in PANK
2009 ended, I’m told. Whew. For PANK, here’s what was. PANK 3 sold out, though “sold out” is a bit ‘o reassuring obfuscation. We did run out of copies and for the first time in our brief 3 years sold … Continue reading
We do a lot of rounding up on the PANK blog. It has its uses. But my favorite posts are the “writer’s life” ones. Our contributor interviews and ask-the-editor Q&As, the moms and dads and identity exploration posts, these I … Continue reading
Future PANK in 3
1. PANK 4 coming down the pipe, featuring new work from Jennifer Pieroni, Taylor Mali, Matt Bell, Bill Yarrow, Summer Block, Ethel Rohan, Laura LeHew, Bob Hicok, Karen Gentry, and many, many others. Delicious. Get some. 2. Aaron Burch’s chapbook … Continue reading
It’s cold and gray in PANK land today. Very, very gray. Insufferable gloom. Sleet. There is pestilence afoot. There will be no exclamation points. 1. Look. 2. Listen. 3. Touch. 4. Taste. 5. Smell.
This week’s Friday 5 is brought to you by the flu, which I have. Isolation Ward by Joshua Spanogle Immunity by Lori Andrews The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Outbreak by Robin Cook Pandemic by Daniel Kalla Now PANIC!
Chapbook Contest Deadline Today!
Here. Deadline of midnight, EDT, today. Last call.
A ‘lil Hicok with your Monday morning coffee?
Bob Hicok has new poems forthcoming in PANK 4 (order it!), one coming out on the website (as Roxane keeps the queue I’ll just say presently), and if you don’t read Hicok, well, you should. Begin anywhere, or here, or … Continue reading
1. Sarah Vowell is funny! 2. Mr. Noodle! 3. Short attention spans! 4. Dug from the Dalkey archives! 5. Always with the self promotion.
1. Chapbook! 2. Stitches! 3. Vice! 4. Mixtape! 5. Â Weekend Â Reclamation Project!
1,001 Awesome Words Contest – Deadline Today
Happy Banned Books Week!
Please, in observation of Banned Book Week, get out there and book-slap a bigot. Just find a bigot, any bigot, and read them a book. Preferably one of these books. You may have to lure them into your van with … Continue reading
Ask the Editor: Andrew Leland, Managing Editor, The Believer
Today, we trade tough talk on interviews, obscure Spanish vocabulary, fish, awesomeness, and buckets of guts with Andrew Leland at Â The Believer. PANK: You’ve done a few of these editor interviews, and I’m sure, like me, you’ve read your share, … Continue reading
1. In Serbo-Croation, pank means punk. In Estonian, bank. Google images for pank. Among the many oddities you’ll find the Spanish comic book Peter Pank, a fair number of graffiti tags, and some bitchin’ glamor shots of Polish rock band … Continue reading
Majors, books, blather: A baker’s dozen
1. The New York Times on Where the Wild Things Are. 2. The Washington Post takes on the Â neocon Jew. 3. The Boston Globe on used and specialty bookstores. 4. The readers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution evidently don’t turn … Continue reading
1. It’s all about us. 2. PANK 3 is sold out so stop asking. But… 3. Â Subscribe to PANK 4 or more, before 9/15, and you will be entered into a random drawing for a free 8GB iPod touch. 1 … Continue reading
Upcoming book from a PANK contributor and the glimmer of an idea…
1. Â Adding to a list that grows longish, this: BlazeVOX Books is publishing Crying Shame, from early PANK adopter Â Jeff Morgan, sometime in early 2010. We’ll update when we get more info. 2. PANK contributors: Have a book out in … Continue reading
PANK Asks Burning Questions: Deb Olin Unferth
PANK thinks that everything Deb Olin Unferth has written is must read material. Seriously. For a recent salvo, check out her story from the July Â Harpers. Â She recently granted us a little Q&A so long as we didn’t ask her … Continue reading
PANK Asks Burning Questions: C.S. Giscombe
If you don’t know Giscombe’s work, we recommend you rectify the situation. He ain’t hard to find, but you have to look. And he’s one of our absolute favorites. If you’re new, start with his most recent, Prairie Style. It’s … Continue reading
Steve De France is in trouble!!!
Steve De France hopes you are well as he himself is in a great sorrow writing you this note. Steve De France must inform you about something very important. Something very terrible has happened to Steve De France. Steve De … Continue reading
Heads up. Chapbooks!
Get your manuscripts ready. We’ll be officially announcing PANK’s first chapbook contest sometime in August, deadline October (probably), winner announced in November, with a release coinciding and packaged with PANK 4. Expect a small entrance fee to help us cover … Continue reading
Missives from the void.
“Cookiebomb” sent us a polaroid. Postmarked Dulles, VA, June 15. No other identifying mark. Perfect. Sky? Thanks, CB.
REAL SIMPLE Essay Contest
First, we are now offering PDFs of PANK 1, 2 or 3 for $3.5o. The awesome t-shirts we had at AWP are also available for sale. Details here: http://www.pankmagazine.com/subscribe.html REAL SIMPLE’s annual Life Lessons Essay Contest Topic: When did you … Continue reading
We’ve never done one. But we probably should. Except that we’re lazy, disorganzined, and lack…well…that particular kind of drive. But when we sent out the call for you to subscribe the other day, a few of you actually did. And … Continue reading
Your To Do List: Subscribe to PANK
Support of all kinds is great, but you know what it takes to do what we do. Plus, PANK 3 is approaching sold-out status. Buy now if you have any hope of ever getting one. All issues also come with … Continue reading
PANK To Do List, Week of June 8
1. Block out, repress, bury. Â 2. Read submissions. 3. Read the new Poetry, Ninth Letter, and A Public Space that showed up over the weekend. 4. Read submissions. Â 5. Grill something, consume alcohol. 6. Read submissions. 7. Move … Continue reading
NPR poetry archive
This probably isn’t news to many of you, but it’s been my experience that I’m generally not the only one late to the party. National Public Radio has a page Â that pulls together all it’s poetry related stories, including the … Continue reading
The new Believer is in. Interviews with Deb Olin Unferth and Bob Odenkirk. What’s better than that? Nuthin’. Or is there something… Well not better. Different. Close on it’s heals, what should show up in my mailbox? Why, the newest … Continue reading
Call for Submissions: Best New Poets
Best New Â Poets, an annual anthology of 50 emerging writers, is now accepting submissions Â for its open competition. Â See Â www.bestnewpoets.org Â for details. Â Submission deadline is midnight, Â June 1, 2009. Â Â Entering poets cannot have published a book-length … Continue reading
NEW LETTERS LITERARY AWARDS
$4,500 IN TOTAL PRIZES, PLUS PUBLICATION, IN THE Â NEW LETTERS Â LITERARY AWARDS Call for Entries for fiction, poetry, and the essay, by Â May 18, 2009 Dear Writer, I want to make sure that you know about the chance to compete … Continue reading
Emerson was the first book slut…
…or so contends JC Hallman in a cute little piece over at Bookslut. We truly mean “cute” as a compliment, not as a Â diminution.
Elizabeth Ellen at DOGZPLOT
Finally got around to the spring ’09 issue of DOGZPLOT. Tasty. Elizabeth Ellen, one of the beautiful minds behind Hobart, has a piece of short fiction that is well worth the trip. We won’t spoil anything for you, not even … Continue reading
ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces open call for submissions
ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces an open call for submissions for its upcoming Issue 1, to be published in Â January Â 2010. Â Submissions will be accepted year-round online at Â http://www.artificemag.com/submissions/ Artifice Magazine is looking for previously-unpublished stories, prose works, and poems, pieces … Continue reading
Submitting to the editors directly…
…uh-uh, no way. Jesus follows the submission guidelines and uses the online form or he doesn’t get that pony poem into the running for PANK. Pulitzer prize winner, ask yourself, what would Jesus do? First time submitter, the same. And … Continue reading
Spring unfolds, summer approaches…
…and in the coming weeks and months readers and writers should expect a smidge less from PANK. The staff will splinter, editors will depart for foreign shores, and while the machine will run per its usual belching self (we hope), … Continue reading
Poetry is dead? Long live poetry?
Thanks, NEA, but we just don’t buy it. Â http://www.newsweek.com/id/191012?from=rss
The Nietzsche Family Circus
Best one line response to a rejection letter. Ever.
“Perhaps my importance as a poet is exaggerated.”
BOMB’s fiction contest
The deadline is fast approaching for BOMB’s annual Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem. Â First prize is $500 and publication Â in BOMB’s literary supplement, Â First Proof. Deadline April 15. Full info here: Â http://bombsite.com/issues/0/articles/3254
Northern Lights Film Festival
If you’re local (we suspect you’re not, but just in case), Michigan Tech hosts the 5th annual (?) Northern Lights Film Festival on March 27 and 28. Very, very, very cool. Shouldn’t be missed. Â Here.
PANK Magazine welcomes C.S. Giscombe to the end of the northernmost road.
Poet C.S. Giscombe comes to Michigan Tech on Friday, February 27 to give a reading and frolic in the snow. 4pm in 134 Walker Arts and Humanities Center on the campus of the Michigan Technological University. Reception to follow.
BBC’s Big Read?
I can’t tell if this is current or old or very old. The BBC started compiling their information in 2003 which appears to be when the Big Read programs aired. Regardless, at some point in the last six years they … Continue reading
It’s an interesting month for PANK
Post PANK 3 hitting the shelves, post AWP, and pre grant deadlines, your friendly neighborhood PANKsters (all five of us) are running around like proverbial chickens, sans heads, knocking things over, blood everywhere, and generally making an unnecessary mess. Which … Continue reading
According to Google:
1. Pank needs to keep an eye on cost. 2. Pank needs coin. 3. Pank needs to refresh. 4. Pank needs to settle. 5. Pank needs a spanky. 6. Pank needs a piggy. 7. Pank needs a million dollars. 8. … Continue reading
AWP Day 3: The hangover
Yikes. By noon today it was time to barf. Or kill. Does the P stand for pretentious? What’s with all the writerly posturing minus the actual writing? Why the fixation on genre minus concern for actually producing anything worth reading … Continue reading
AWP Day 2: But by the second day
Hipster zoo at the book fair, NOT awesome. Tongue tacos on Ashland, awesome. Selling lots of copies, totally awesome. The reading at Quimby’s rocking our socks, wicked awesome. Not awesome, 1. Various awesomeness, 3. Awesomeness wins. Thanks Dan, Jennifer, Sheila, … Continue reading
PANK Reading at Chicago AWP
Â Date & time: Â Friday, Â February 13, 2009, 7pm Location: Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, in Wicker Park, Chicago. Cost: Free. Jennifer Pieroni, James Grinwis, Sheila Squillante, Daniel Nester, and Rachel Yoder read their work from the pages of … Continue reading
PANK reading at Chicago AWP!
Friday night, 7pm, at Quimby’s in Wicker Park. More details acomin’. Stay tuned.
PANK Turns 3
Happy New Year! PANK 3, the print anthology, is in production, due out in a couple of weeks. New work from Â Rosanne Griffeths, Â Michelle Tandoc-Picherau, Â R.A. Allen, Â Brooklyn Copeland, Â Matthew Thorburn, Â Erik Wennemark, Â Stephanie King, Â David Brennan, Â Margaret Bashaar, Â Cristin … Continue reading
PANK 3 in no longer accepting submissions.
All submissions that come in after today will be considered for PANK 4, both online and print.
PANK 1 & 2 are out of print.
That’s kind of exciting. We should probably print more. We probably will. But right now we’re enjoying the idea of both existing and having moved the merchandise. A testament to our writers, we thinks. Regardless, we’re still sticking to a … Continue reading
NPR does its 2008 book dance.
Your window draws to a close.
There’s still time to get submissions in for consideration for PANK No.3, the print edition. But not much. Reading for online content and for PANK No.4 continues unabated.
Join us at Good Reads
See what PANK is reading and share your books with us at www.goodreads.com.
From House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
“There are seven incarnations (and six correlates) necessary to becoming an Artist: 1 Explorer (Courage) 2. Surveyor (Vision) 3. Miner (Strength) 4. Refiner (Patience) 5. Designer (Intelligence) 6. Maker (Experience) 7. Artist. Â “First you must leave the safety of … Continue reading
A friend and I were recently talking about indie music, indie lit, and whiteness. Again. The former we talk about a lot. The latter less so. The former is written about more than a bit. The latter, not so much, … Continue reading
Lit Mags Rock
Powell’s Books interviewed Open City editor Joanna Yas (read Â here). She said: “I’m afraid that even though more and more people decide to be writers every day, I’m not sure if the same amount decides to be serious readers.” If … Continue reading
FWD: Bellday Poetry Prize
BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE $2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET Â Submission Deadline: Â March 16, 2009 Â CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: Linda Gregerson Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Â Magnetic North Â (2007), Â Waterborne Â (2002), Â The Woman Who Died in Her … Continue reading
FWD: ROOMS announces chapbook contest
ROOMS announces its inaugural chapbook contest. Â The winning submission, chosen by Â ROOMS’ Â editors, will be published by Articles Press, its parent non-profit organization and publisher. Â The chapbook will receive a first printing of 200 copies to be sold for $5 … Continue reading
Just keep on readin’, keep on readin’, keep on…
OK, so I just finished Deb Olin Unferth’s new novel, Vacation, published by the good folks at McSweeney’s. For the second time. Did you catch that? Twice, that’s right. Because the first time it just freaked me out so I … Continue reading
Fwd: Ronald Sukenick/ABR Innovative Fiction Prize
Eligibility The Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Contest is open to any writer of English who is a citizen of the United States and who has not previously published with Fiction Collective Two. Submissions Â may Â include a collection of … Continue reading
Just in, the new POETRY, October 2008…
From Craig Arnold’s Uncouplings: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â in all communication Â Â Â Â Â Â we count on a mimic Â Â Â Â Â Â (I am not uncomic) Â Tasty. Â Great poems this month. Great … Continue reading
The Poetry of Sarah Palin – From Slate.com
http://www.slate.com/id/2201342/pagenum/all/#page_start The Poetry of Sarah Palin RECENT WORKS BY THE REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. By Hart Seely Posted Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at 1:25 PM ET Sarah Palin It’s been barely six weeks since the arctic-fresh voice of Alaskan poet … Continue reading
From this week’s MTU Lode, in the “Pulse”
Giving literature a serious Panking -Cassandra Brabon, Lode Writer When I arranged to interview the staff of PANK Magazine, I was told to meet them at the KBC. Hearing that, I knew this small group meant business, but knew how … Continue reading
FWD: From far, far away…
Hi I thought the readers of your website might be interested in our competition and was hoping you could post details on your site. Bookhabit.com, in association with the Â New Zealand Poetry Society, are staging an international poetry competition that … Continue reading
Matt wants to read something bright and young. Sock it to me, Â http://www.hu.mtu.edu/SMS.
FWD: October Grants & Awards
*October 1* *The Gatewood Prize In Poetry. Switchback Books announces a call for entries for the Gatewood Prize in poetry, an annual competition for a first full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English between the ages of … Continue reading
PANK’s online submission manager will be down temporarily!
Due to some sysad alchemy we will never understand (and aren’t trying to), the PANK online submission manager will be out of commission from sometime this afternoon until sometime Monday. You have snail mail or patience to fall back on … Continue reading
PANK Contributor wins 2008 Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowship from the Library of Congress
Matthew Thorburn, who has two new poems coming out in PANK 3, recently won one of two Witter Bynner poetry fellowships from the Library of Congress. Matt is one of our favorite poets and one of the nicest guys on … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Missouri Review
Dear Writer, The October 1st deadline for our 18th annual Jeffrey E. Smith Prize for fiction, essay, and poetry is rapidly approaching. Once again, we’re offering prize amounts of $3,000 per genre plus publication in our spring issue, making this … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – FENCE & SLS
Subject: New FENCE contest: win a free trip with SUMMER LITERARY SEMINARS Dear friend of FENCE, Summer Literary Seminars (SLS: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www .http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://sumlitsem.org) is announcing its annual 2009 unified (SLS-Italy, Lithuania, Kenya) literary contest, held this year in affiliation with Fence … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Coal Hill Review
Coal Hill is currently sponsoring a chapbook contest for its winter issue. I’d like to encourage any of you interested in submitting a chapbook, to check us out at www.coalhillreview.com and note the Â guidelines. We’ll be considering single poems again … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Phoebe
*Phoebe—A Journal of Literature and Art* announces its annual winter contests: The Winter Fiction Contest & The Greg Grummer Poetry Award *$1000 Prize and Publication* Entries must be postmarked December 1st, 2008 and must include a $15 reading fee. Fiction … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Lumina
Dear Friends: *Lumina*, Sarah Lawrence College’s graduate literary journal of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, is accepting submissions for its 2009 issue and poetry contest, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Deadline: November 15, 2008. For more information, visit slc.edu/lumina. Thank you for … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Narrative Magazine
ENTER TO WIN <https://narrativemagazine.com/2008-fall-fiction-contest> *Open to short stories, short shorts, and novel excerpts.* – First Place $3,000 – Second Place $1,500 – Third Place $750 – and ten finalists will each receive $100 – All entries will be considered for … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Lettre Sauvage
Greetings from Lettre Sauvage! We are a small, family-run letterpress printing studio based in Santa Paula, California. We specialize in printing fine, limited edition broadsides, prints, and chapbooks and we have collaborated on work with writers such as Stephen Dunn, … Continue reading
FWD: Call for Submissions – Fiction Weekly
Call for Submissions Fiction Weekly is designed and dedicated to offering readers the best in new fiction 52 times a year. Our contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include both established and previously unpublished authors. Fiction Weekly … Continue reading
FWD: OSU Press/The Journal Award in Poetry and the ’09 Charles Wheeler Prize
September is the month! — Don’t forget to submit your manuscript for The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry and The 2009 Charles B. Wheeler Prize! You are welcome to submit your manuscript for the 2009 Ohio State … Continue reading
Unicorns, bunnies, and happy rainbows…
…that’s what PANK is thinking right now.