“PARLEY IS UNIQUE BECAUSE IT’S ALWAYS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS’ VOICES, BUT EVERY ISSUE IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT THAN THE LAST BECAUSE OF THE DISTINCT CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND IT. AS PUBLISHER AND INSTRUCTOR, I ALWAYS DID MY BEST TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY AND LET MY STUDENTS’ VISION COME THROUGH.”
— GARY WALKER, FORMER PARLEY PUBLISHER.
Parley aims to recognize the diversity of creative talent present in the PPCC student body, and there’s no better way to capture that diversity than through the expansive medium of visual art. Indeed, visual art is vital to Parley; it is what gives the literary journal heart, and is often the sole medium through which many PPCC students express themselves and their identities. Since 2015, Parley has featured the paintings, sketches, collages, drawings, graphic art, and photography of many talented students, and we can’t wait to feature more.
If you are interested in having your Visual Art work featured in Parley, visit our Submissions Page for guidelines and FAQs.
We at Parley are always interested in submissions from a wide variety of genres, so send us your work if they fall into the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, One-Act Plays, or works related to a specific Contest. For Visual Art submissions, we accept: Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Digital art, and art/writing collaborations.
FICTION & NON-FICTION
FICTION and NONFICTION works must not exceed seven pages in length, and be no more than 2,500–3,000 words. For fiction, we accept short shorts, flash fiction, humor/satire, and prose. In Nonfiction, we accept personal and lyric essays, memoirs, creative non-fiction, and literary journalism.
POETRY submissions of all forms, genres, and topics are always welcome. But we encourage submissions to have a strong sense of style, and to exceed no more than three poems per person. In other words: only send us your very best!
ONE-ACT PLAYS are ecnouraged. Length can run up to 1,500 words (or about 3-5 pages).