Share your work with Parley

Parley is a commonwealth of academic and creative works that symbolize the diversity of PPCC’s student body. The content displays an eclectic range of topics. Parley is a student publication in every sense of the phrase: all works showcased are created and edited by students. We encourage all PPCC students to submit writing, artwork, and photography.

Please Note: As we work on improving our Submissions page, you will need to fill out this form to submit your work. Read below for our Submissions Guidelines.

Submissions Guidelines

Currently, we accept submissions only through the PPCC submissions page. Submissions are accepted year-round for online publication each fall and spring semester.

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.

*All submissions go through a blind voting process. If your work is accepted we will contact you through email.

Submissions must be in one of the following file forms: .doc, .docx, or .pdf (for visual art). With your submission, please include the title of your piece in quotations, and the genre in parentheses: “Title” (genre). Please do not send us any links!

Formatting: All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Title of work and author’s name should be typed at the top of the first page. For Visual Art, please be sure image is in appropriate file form, with no obvious or interfering markings.

Timing: Submissions are open during Fall and Spring semesters.

Genre and Word Count Guidelines:

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).

**Previously published workNovellas, novels, genre fiction, fan fiction, erotica, or works exceeding 3000 words will not be accepted.**