Penmen Review

The Penmen Review is Southern New Hampshire University’s online journal for creative writers, featuring resource articlesspotlight interviews and writing in all genres, selected by our editorial board from submitted work.

The Penmen Review accepts submissions four times a year, and new submission cycles begin on the first day of January, April, July and October. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and writers retain all rights to their work. There are no submission fees for writers for submissions nor are fees paid. Meet the editorial board.

SNHU’s annual Fall Fiction Contest gives writers an opportunity to win up to $3,000 in SNHU scholarships, have their short stories featured in The Penmen Review and more.

More than 660 short stories were submitted in the 2022 contest. The finalists possessed varied writing backgrounds, educational and professional goals, but they all produced work that stood out and resonated with others.

Here are the results:

SNHU hosts writing-related events year-round, too, in the form of author readings, Q&As and discussions. Access recordings from Word for Word, SNHU’s online literary series, and catch up on the online MFA program’s Wireside Chats.

You can also listen to the creative writing episodes in Passion and Practicality: A Liberal Arts Podcast.

Visit the Southern New Hampshire University website for more information about online creative writing programs:

Find out what faculty from these programs recommend reading this summer.