Greetings and welcome to the webpage of Panhandler. Panhandler is a journal of literature and art published by the University of West Florida’s Department of English and World Languages.
Panhandler has featured many emerging and established writers and artists, including Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Natasha Trethewey, Brooks Haxton, Youngsuk Suh, Jim Grimsley, Kenneth Fields, and C. Dale Young, among others.
The editorial policy of Panhandler is to present in each issue many of the aesthetic forms that the majority of contemporary magazines do not have the space or the desire to publish. With the goal of bringing many of these genres to a wider audience, Panhandler publishes substantial folios of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, art, and interviews.
Poetry folios contain 10-20 poems. Fiction folios range from short stories to novel excerpts to novellas. Drama folios consist of either a one-act play or a single act from a larger work. Panhandler welcomes all forms of nonfiction — memoir, literary nonfiction and traditional journalism — as well as substantial and insightful criticism. Art folios consist of 10-20 pages of visual art and/or scholarship by one or more artists/scholars.
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Department of English and World Languages
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514