poemmemoirstory

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All sub­mis­sions should be unpublished original work.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:
PMS poem­mem­oirstory
HB 217
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birm­ing­ham, AL 35294–1260

Thanks for your inter­est in PMS! We hope to hear from you soon.

Kerry Mad­den,
Editor-in-Chief