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Welcome to Ponder Review

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Volume 4, Issue 2 is now available

 Our reading period for Volume 5, Issue 1 is now open:
              December 15, 2020 — March 15, 2021.
Ponder Review welcomes 
  • Fiction
  • Flash Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Short plays
  • New media
  • Visual art


Ponder Review, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams Tribute Festival, is launching our inaugural 10:4:Tenn Playwright Contest! This competition seeks to recognize and honor the Southern experience and the legacy of Columbus’s native son, Tennessee Williams through the craft of playwriting.

The top three playwrights will receive a cash prize, a festival pass, and have their ten-minute plays produced and performed in front of a live audience at the Tennessee Williams Tribute Festival. Directors and actors will be students from the Mississippi University for Women theatre department. The best of the best will also be published in the forthcoming issue of Ponder Review.

Submissions open on January 15, 2021 and will close March 15, 2021. Ponder Review is the literary magazine produced by the graduate creative writing program at the Mississippi University for Women. We are a diverse, revolving team of editors, and we pride ourselves on our eclectic, inclusive tastes. We want your thought-provoking, gut-wrenching, belly-laugh-inducing plays. See our submittable page for more guidelines. Send us your best!

More details for regular and contest submissions on our Submit page or on Submittable:  submit