An annual print journal, The Phoenix literary journal craves memorable, evocative work.
Created in 1958 in the heart of Western North Carolina with a long tradition of publishing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork, and photography.
The Phoenix's 61st issue will launch in April 2020.
Sponsored by both Pfeiffer University and the Piedmont Institute of Music, Communication, and Art, The Phoenix also holds a yearly Emerging Writers Contest.
The Phoenix gladly allows for you to submit your work to more than one genre. Please see below for specific genre guidelines for details.
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IN THIS ISSUE | 59
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Chomiczewski Night Lights*
Juanita Kruse Mistress of All She Surveys
Gwendolyn Mintz At the Core
Anna Morgan Below the Clouds
Samantha Smith Seafoam
Ava Sangster Buzzard
2017/2018 PICMA Winner
Ava Sangster Before the Darkness Can Push Me Away
William C. Crawford Foraging Smelter Town - Finding Super Fund Origins, Tom Rush and Death
Mark Walsh The Forest of Life
Margaret Earley Whitt Open Letter to the Class of 2018
Edith Boyd Perils of Moving Day
Jacob Butlett Waltzing in Crimson Light
Alicia Roberts The Aftermath
Kareem Tayyar Days when the Rain Would Come
Matthew Twigg Horizons
John Grey Beach Resort
Sam Hanlon Backwards Day
Lea Hilton Listen
Joel Johnson Better Halves
ChyAnn Ketchum Maybelline
Brandon Marlon Abstraction's Postscript
Jacob Michel Sleep
P.C. Schponik The Edge
Kristen Slone Letter to My Least Favorite Body Part
Devon Williams Where I Am From
*This piece was also the cover art for Issue 59
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