The Penmen Review is Southern New Hampshire University’s online journal for creative writers, featuring resource articles, spotlight 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.
Southern New Hampshire University’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 650 short stories were submitted in the 2021 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:
- First Place: “The Graveyard of Abandoned Dreams” by Rachel Enright
- Second Place: “Between Here and There” by Amanda Koprowski
- Third Place: “On the Lake” by Brian Reickert
- Fourth Place: “Whispers of the Archipelago” by Janet Petrine
- Fifth Place: “Chamomile” by Brittney Cray
Visit the Southern New Hampshire University website for more information on undergraduate, graduate and MFA online degrees in creative writing.