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Shown above is our first cover, from the summer of 1995, drawn by Pat Melody.  Our premier issue featured works by Chris Kratsch, Gg Weber, Heather Nairn and many others — including the original founder, editor and publisher, Randy Cromwell.

Connecting dots. . .


8 Mar 2017


This year will see one new issue of Pith.  It is going to be amazing.  Next year will have two issues.  2019 is up in the air.  By 2020, the plan is for Pith to be quarterly, as was the original intent.  Your moral, emotional, and spiritual support is essential and integral to this endeavour.  I thank you all.



5 Jan 2017

Still in the planning stages, the next issue of Pith is already beginning to take shape.  As always, it will be better than the previous.  Your input is very much desired.

20 Dec 2016

We discovered two new physical distribution points today.  Exciting times in the world of print!


14 Dec 2016

Today saw a lot of design work.  Don't get too used to this layout.  More changes are coming soon.


13 Dec 2016

The e-mail connection got re-established today.  It was a rush to look back at some of the submissions from years past.  We're really looking forward to the new ones that are coming.


12 Dec 2016

Pith has always existed without any paid advertising.  There have been a few issues that would not have happened without the generous support of some donors who wished to remain anonymous.  We are still immensely grateful to those individuals who made sure that the mission of Pith could continue.


11 Dec 2016

As you've noticed, it's been over a year since the previous update.  Like most of the world, Pith, too, had a pretty eventful year.  Stories will be shared and toasts will be drunk!  (It always cracks me up when Melba gets tipsy.)


28 Nov 2015

As has always been true of Pith, there have been at least as many behind-the-scenes stories as there have been stories in the magazine itself.  I will share a few of the more interesting ones as time permits.


Be patient.  It's going to take a while.

Submitting to Pith


We will look at one story at a time.  We welcome all genres, including: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Western, Historical, Historical Romance, Horror, Experimental, Avant Garde, Mainstream, and any others or none.

We are interested in well-written, provocative, thought-provoking pieces.  We do not have a need for excessively graphic sex or violence, but I'm going to leave it to you to decide what "excessively graphic" means.  Sex does sell, and so does blood, so we're not especially squeamish.  If it's in there, it should be present to further the story, rather than simply titillate.


Length: Stories can be anywhere from 100 words (or less, if you're that good) up to 12,000 words or more.  Use as many words as you need to tell your story — no more, no less.

We are willing to consider serialization of stories, as well, if your piece is too long for one issue.


We also consider: essays, plays, reviews and other forms of prose.



We will consider up to five poems at any given time.  We prefer poems to be no more than 48 lines.

We are open to all forms of poetry.  Rhyming poetry is just as welcome as non-rhyming poetry.  In either case, make it good.



We will consider up to five photographs at any given time.  We only use black-and-white photography at this time.

Subject matter is completely at your discretion.  Again, graphic sex or violence are not requested.



We will consider up to five pieces of art at any given time.  We only use black-and-white art at this time, althought we are very interested in pencil, pen-and-ink, watercolors, and anything else you've got that shows up well in a black-and-white format.

Subject matter is completely at your discretion.  Again, graphic sex or violence are not requested.


Other Items

We are also very interested in comic strips, jokes, song lyrics, and whatever else you think might present well in a paper magazine.  Give it a try.  We're pretty open-minded.



We buy First North American Serial Rights.  We accept works that have been published (with minimal distribution) on the Internet.


There will be more details added soon.  In the meantime, write with any questions, or just go ahead and submit: