Literary Arts

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD for P+B In Print No. 5 is now closed.
Stay tuned for more opportunities later in 2021.

P+B Publications is an independent publisher, seeking the best new work by women and non-binary authors. In the spirit of Pen + Brush, we believe fervently that our publishing program exists to act as forceful means of dispelling the misconception that too few women produce consistently high-level literary fiction and poetry.

We publish with the following goals:

  1. All work we publish is of a high quality 
  2. We never pre-filter submissions based on publishing experience, education, or background

We are looking to work with strong new voices and we are committed to publishing them.

Pen + Brush publishes poetry and short and long literary fiction, creative nonfiction. We publish short stories and poems in our literary magazine Pen + Brush In Print, which is distributed in print and electronically.

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD for P+B In Print No. 5 is now closed.  Stay tuned for more opportunites later this year.  

P+B In Print No. 5 expected publication is Spring 2021.  This issue will feature a guest editor, Novella Ford, whose theme is inspired by the recent  HBO series created by Misha Green, Lovecraft Country episode “I Am.”  We are seeking submissions that explore a question Hippolyta, a mother of a gifted artist, a science nerd and a widowed business owner, asks after unexpected travel through space and time; each experience revealing herself to herself, in order to name herself. At the end of the journey, she joyously proclaimed “How can I fit everything that I am now, into this place?” A clarion call for anyone who has experienced a shift in their persona, creative practice, principles, and/or actions.

About Guest Editor, Novella Ford:  

Novella Ford is the Associate Director of Public Programs and Exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of The New York Public Library. She created the inaugural Schomburg Center Literary Festival in 2019 and has organized hundreds of public programs at the intersection of scholarship and popular culture.  She connects diverse audiences to the archives and engages history through dialogue, performance, literature, and visual arts.