There are presently no open calls for submissions.
PMS publishes once a
year and accepts submissions of poetry, memoir, and short fiction during
our January 1 through March 31 reading period.
PMS exclusively accepts women’s writing. However, the subject field is wide open. We ask you that
you limit your submission to either five poems or fifteen pages of prose
(4300 words or less).When you submit online, please submit in the designated category according to the genre: poem (poetry), memoir (non-fiction), or story (fiction).
There is a $3 fee, which covers costs associated with our online submissions system.
All submissions should be unpublished original work. Submissions should include a cover letter and a brief bibliographical statement of the writer. All manuscripts should include the author’s name, address, phone number, genre, and email address on the first page of each submission. Prose should be double-spaced; poetry may be single-spaced. Poems of multiple pages should indicate whether or not stanza breaks accompany page breaks.
Writers will receive two complimentary copies of the issue of PMS in which their work appears and a one-year subscription. Copyright returns to the author after publication in PMS, but work published elsewhere should acknowledge first publication in PMS poemmemoirstory. Writers whose work we accept for the magazine who have not yet done so will be asked to send a brief biographical statement and the accepted piece(s) of writing as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word to poemmemoirstory (at) gmail (dot) com.
Sample copies or a one year subscription cost $10; two-year subscriptions cost $15; and three-year subscriptions cost $18. ALL checks must be made out to UAB due to administrative bookkeeping rules at the university.
Send all correspondence to:
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294–1260
Thanks for your interest in PMS! We hope to hear from you soon.