Announcing Our First-Ever Contest!


After 10 successful issues featuring a wide array of fine writing ranging from debuts to Pushcart Prize nominees and even a Pulitzer nominee, we’re pleased to offer our first contest.

The theme is “UNTAMED.” Feel free to interpret it broadly.

The entry fee is $10 via PayPal. (See the form at

First prize earns $200; second $100; third $50. We will select additional pieces for Issue 11, which is planned for publication on or about January 4, 2019.

We plan to close the Call window at 11:59 pm US Central time on Sunday, November 18.

The decision of the judges is final.

Pieces will be accepted on their merits. Please limit submissions to 3 items per issue (poetry and prose considered as separate entries). For prose, please limit your submission to one piece only, maximum 500 words. We read 100% blind, so do not include your name or any other identifying information.

Please do not submit previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are ok, but please let us know promptly if your work has been accepted elsewhere.  We generally do not notify submitters until after the submission period has closed and all pieces have been reviewed.

Submit one MS WORD document in .doc or .docx with each piece beginning on a new page. Do not include your name or any other identifying information. Instead, submit a separate cover page with your contact information, the name(s) of the piece(s), and a biography of 60 words or less. Please use a popular font such as Calibri, Arial, or Times New Roman, 12 point. We prefer single-spaced formats, except when alternate spacing is a deliberate part of the layout.

Please submit here:  Panoply’s Submittable Page.

Hard copy will not be accepted and will be destroyed. We adhere strictly to our deadline (US Central time zone). Any submissions received after 11:59 pm of the closing date for the Call will be automatically rolled into the next submission period for consideration. Thanks for thinking of!

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