Call for Submissions for Issue 5

We’re proud that Panoply has been read in over 100 countries and recently made its first nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Join contributors from 39 US states and 8 foreign countries in a wide array of poetry and prose! Panoply is open for submissions now through November 20 (at 11:59 pm US Central time). Please scroll to our Guidelines below. Some keys:

  • Submit up to 3 pieces of poetry and/or short prose.
  • Unpublished work only.
  • Simultaneous submissions are ok. Just notify us ASAP if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
  • We accept no more than one piece per contributor per issue.
  • Please limit prose to 500 words or less.
  • We read 100% blind.
  • Submit one document as an MS WORD attachment in 12-point font. Submittable includes a section for a 75-word (MAX!) 3rd-person biography. Do not put your name or other identifying information on your document.
  • We use Submittable. Please visit: Panoply’s Submittable Page

Our editorial calendar:
Oct 21 – Nov 20 Call for Submissions for Issue 5
Dec 10 Review of ALL submissions. Submitters notified shortly thereafter. Generally, we do not notify submitters until after all submissions have been read.
Jan 6, 2017 Publication of Issue 5
Jan 20, 2017 First Editors’ Choice announced

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This Year’s Pushcart Prize Nominees!

We’re honored, proud, and thrilled to announce our first-ever nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Quite a diversity in voice, subject matter, and form. Among all the wonderful, uplifting work we received, we encourage you to read the fine work by our nominees and wish them well:

Caravan with Summer Skies – Tobi Alfier

Tobi Alfier

Tobi Alfier, Issue 3

Good Girl – Emma Bolden


Emma Bolden, Issue 2

Rooms by the Sea -Elina Petrova


Elina Petrova, Issue 2

Screaming Jay Hawkins and Me in Our Prime – Mike Jurkovic

Mike Jurkovic

Mike Jurkovic, Issue 2

Two Cranes on a Snowy Pine – Robert Okaji

Robert Okaji

Robert Okaji, Issue 3

Wings Clipped – Rachel Dacus

Rachel Dacus

Rachel Dacus, Issue 4

Editors’ Choice, Sept 16-22, “Lychee Martinis,” by Gabrielle Langley

Going to a cocktail party this weekend? Why not prepare with this finely crafted poem. While the drink slides down your tongue, feel the buzz of the poem in your head. A lot going on in this one. Enjoy. Lychee Martinis – Gabrielle Langley  To see and hear Gabrielle read her work, please visit our Facebook page, Panoply – Facebook. To see all of Issue 4, please visit: Issue 4, Summer-Autumn, 2016.