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Pembroke Magazine

About Pembroke Magazine: The literary magazine housed at UNC Pembroke, publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and art from North Carolina and beyond since 1969.

Contact Information:

Editors: Jessica Pitchford

UNC Pembroke

PO Box 1510

Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: (910) 521-6358



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 2-4 months Payment: no Contests: no Founded: 1969 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $10 Sample price (postpaid): $8 Average pages: 160 Subscription (ind/inst) 1 year: $10

Publisher’s description: Published at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke Magazine has been printed annually since its founding in 1969. It has grown from a student publication of forty-eight pages to a book-length journal edited by a UNC Pembroke creative writing faculty member. Regional in focus and international in scope, Pembroke Magazine features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and visual art from North Carolina, the United States, and beyond—honoring established artists and welcoming emerging ones.

Since its founding 45 years ago, Pembroke Magazine has featured the likes of Robert Morgan, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Glenna Luschei, and Sally Buckner, alongside new and rising stars. With a long history of remembering regional writers, past issues have paid tribute to such greats as Chris Fuhrman (including a short essay by Jodie Foster and an excerpt from The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys) and Tim McLaurin (with remembrances from Pat Conroy, Kaye Gibbons, and Larry Brown).

Recent Issues:

Pembroke Magazine’s 2014 edition features poetry by Robert Avery, Dante Di Stefano, Kathleen Driskell, J. Bruce Fuller, Carrie Green, Amanda Newell, Jennifer Peterson, Mia Sara, Noel Sloboda, John Warner Smith, and more. With fiction from Jacob M. Appel, Jamey Gallagher, Elizabeth Genovise, Robert Guthrie, Sarah Kuntz Jones, Christopher Lowe, Joey R. Poole, Charles Rafferty, Doug Ramspeck, Paula Root, and John Vanderslice, and creative nonfiction by Mary Bess Dunn. Plus: “A Habit of Abstract Empathy: An Interview with Holly Goddard Jones” and “Scissors and Glue: A Conversation with Jill McCorkle.”

Pembroke Magazine’s 45th edition—the first issue from new editor Jessica Pitchford—features poetry by Jenn Blair, Matthew Dulany, Eric Lee, Elizabeth Modder, Lenard D. Moore, Matthew J. Spireng, and many more. There’s fiction from Gilbert Allen, Neil Connelly, Katie Cortese, Cheryl Diane Kidder, Ashley Harris Paul, and Emily Roberson, as well as nonfiction by Katie Burgess, Susan Finch, BJ Hollars, and Dionisia Morales. Perie Longo reviews Glenna Luschei’s Leaving It All Behind. Plus: Forrest Anderson interviews New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash.


last updated 04/28/2014