Please make sure your submission meets the following criteria.

  • Includes a header in the correct format. (see above).
  • Includes your written permission with your signature (required once; see above). 
  • Work is 1,200 words or less. (We may reject your piece if it’s substantially longer).
  • Submitting no more than 3 poems per submission.
  • Includes a suggested headline/title.
  • Obtained all facts in your work firsthand and attribute them to your sources. 
  • Properly attributed all data mentioned in your work  (you say where the data came from).
  • Story is not about your individual case (per PJP policy).
  • Story does not violate PJP editorial policy.
  • You have signed the Publishing/Licensing Permission Form in our Submission Guidelines and included it with your first submission. We will not publish your story without a signed form.

Download a PDF version of our complete Submission Guidelines.