A Bad Penny Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | April 3, 2014

A Bad Penny Review is a print and online magazine based in Georgia. Founded in 2011, this young journal is decidedly transgressive. Their aim is to emulate the idea of the bad penny: that which is considered unpleasant, disreputable, and unwanted. They prize experimental and conceptual work, and have a particular interest in work that deals with popular culture. A Bad Penny Review and its partner press, Opo Books & Objects, welcome work that engages with the physical medium of the page or other object, and especially seek work with word-image pairing.

A Bad Penny Review publishes a quarterly online edition with work from about five to seven writers, as well as an annual print edition. The print edition is not published in standard book format, but rather as a unique physical object with which the reader may engage. They accept submissions during two reading periods: February 1st through May 31st, and August 1st through November 30th. Writers may submit once per reading period. Opo Book & Objects accepts submissions year-round.

A Bad Penny Review accepts work in any genre, and work that defies genre. They embrace work that wouldn’t normally be considered work. Submission categories include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, graphic literature, video, visual art, and “Forms-In-Between.” They do not limit the length of submissions in any genre. A Bad Penny Review does not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published work. Writers may submit work online, but not via post or email.

If you would like to learn more or submit to A Bad Penny Review, please visit their website at http://www.abadpennyreview.com/submissions/.