Open Prompts


We want to see the prompt inspire your writing. To bleed through every letter. If our quarterly is about Apollo, give us stories about the galaxies, about the sun, about archery. Give us stories that breathe Apollo. If the prompt is Artemis, give us forests, give us beasts, give us epic hunts. This does not mean we want stories ABOUT Apollo, or Artemis.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please include a note as to how your story is inspired or relates to the theme/prompt you are submitting to. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee your story will be read. A single sentence is sufficient. This is not necessary for our annual, genre specific anthologies (Gaia and Typhon). 

Below are our OPEN prompts:

TETHYS (# 12) – Publication Date: Fall 2017 

Tethys, Titaness of fresh water.
Submissions open May 1–July 31
Stories will appear online only in the fall.

Tethys is the Titan daughter of the sky and the earth, guardian of fresh water, mother of the river gods and sea nymphs.
Tell us stories about rivers and inland seas, about water caverns–and those who protect them. Tell us about what happens to those who trespass against Tethys. We want to read about the delicate creatures blooming in rain puddles and about the dark awareness at the bottom of cenotes.

Subs open May 1 2017 through July 31 2017. Published online only.




7 Responses to “Open Prompts”

  1. Dominica May 2, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Do you have specific deadline for Poseidon? I am interested in submitting something, but couldn’t find a deadline. Thanks.

    • pantheonmag May 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi, Dominica. Yes, the official deadline for the Poseidon issue is mid September (9/16/13), or if space fills up. Whichever is soonest. We typically accept 8-10 fiction pieces per issue. Hope this helped. Look forward to your submission!

      • Dominica May 6, 2013 at 9:03 am #

        Great, thanks! I hope I can write something before the space gets filled up then.

  2. Alicia C. August 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi there, has Persephone filled or is it already closed to submissions? Thanks for letting me know!

    • pantheonmag September 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      Hi Alicia,

      We are still accepting submissions for our Persephone issue. Usually, we’ll remove the prompt altogether from the page once it’s been filled. Thanks for checking!

      Pantheon Team

  3. sarahsadie September 30, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Are you open to poetry or are you looking for only fiction?

    • pantheonmag September 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

      We are open to poetry for only our PERSEPHONE theme, currently.

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