Penlight Magazine is an independent, ad-free publication dedicated to showcasing personal stories from people from all walks of life.

We welcome personal essay submissions from writers of all levels of experience. Submissions must be full drafts (not pitches), be a minimum of 700 words and must not have been published elsewhere.

We aim to publish 1 – 2 stories per month and currently only accept submissions in English.

We pay $100 (CDN) per accepted story. Writers retain all rights to their work.

To submit, send your draft in the body of an email or as a Google doc to submit@penlightmag.com. Because we’re a tiny operation, we’re only able to reply to submissions that we’re interested in.

Thank you!

Nathan Munn
Editor and Publisher

Cornelia Mars
Associate Editor, Penlightmag.com