The Penmen Review, Southern New Hampshire University’s online journal for creative writers, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. In its first year, the journal published nearly 100 creative writing pieces, a third of which had been submitted by SNHU writing students. In addition, The Penmen Review featured 50 interviews with new and notable authors in many genres, including Jodi Picoult, Tess Gerritsen and Chris Bohjalian, as well as industry professionals. Resources articles include tips and advice on writing, publishing, book marketing and more.
Contributions to the journal come from SNHU students and faculty, and from writers around the world. The beauty of the journal is that it is open to all creative writers and runs on a monthly selection cycle, offering fresh content weekly and new opportunities for publication each month. The editorial board members include COCE Content Director Pamme Boutselis; adjunct faculty members Robin Morris, Christopher Sullivan and Joan Smith; Patrick Hayes, assistant dean of Writing, Communication and Fine Arts; and graduate student Chance Joyner.
In honor of the one-year milestone, The Penmen Review published its first annual anthology, which featured the 45 best submissions of the year. Selections range from poetry to screenplay excerpts and short stories. The book is available in e-book and paperback. New features can be read weekly at