Pembroke Magazine

If it ain't Pembroke, fix it.

​Published at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke Magazine has been printed annually since its founding in 1969.

Submissions for Pembroke Magazine #51 will be open from September 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019. There will be NO FEE to submit work during the month of September. We look forward to reading your work!


Pembroke Magazine is published annually and accepts original and previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction-- with submissions accepted online only. Paper submissions will not be read or returned. The best way to get a sense of this unique magazine is to read through several issues. Mail-in subscription information can be found here, and issues are also available for purchase at Submittable.

Pembroke Magazine fields submissions exclusively via Submittable. Response time is usually within two to four months. If after four months you have not heard back regarding your submission, you may query the editor, Peter Grimes.

Unsolicited email submissions are not accepted. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but do notify the editor immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. All submissions must be properly formatted and accompanied by a brief cover letter (please no summaries telling us what your submission is about). To help us get through the stacks more swiftly, please wait until you receive a reply regarding your submission before you send another. Pembroke Magazine acquires First North American serial rights, and payment is two contributor’s copies.

For flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction, you may upload up to three pieces per submission. For standard-length creative nonfiction and fiction (up to 7,500 words), please upload only one piece per submission. Poets may submit up to three pieces. 



Pembroke Magazine offers one-, two-, and three-year subscriptions through its Submittable site. Click the link below. Thank you for your support!