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"I'd sooner be eaten by you than fed by anyone else."

Hwin the Horse, speaking to Aslan the Lion, in C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy. There is something here about the relationship between authors and publishers, though whether it is an idealized relationship or a cautionary tale, is unclear.

How to submit to Pen & Anvil publications

Pen & Anvil contains multitudes. Our editorial and production staff service numerous journals, imprints, chapbook series, poster and broadside projects, and online publications. We are always eager to connect with new authors, whether they have been writing for years or are just starting it. It's seldom the case that we hear from someone of good will, and aren't able to connect them to an immediate publication opportunity.

It is our long-term project to provide a single pass-through portal at this submissions page, where potential contributors can learn how, when and why to submit their work for consideration to each of these. We are at present working to dial up our website functionality; in the meantime, we invite you to use these links to learn how to submit to some of the venues we publish or support:

For all other submissions questions or publication proposals, email our general editorial account at

Please note that we receive a large volume of incoming correspondence; if your message doesn't receive a reply in a timely fashion, feel free to ping us again.


graphic: Erik Desmazières, illustrations for "The Library of Babel" (1997)