|Edited by||Amanda Canupp Mendoza|
|Frequency||Twice per year|
Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art is a literary journal based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and first published in 1971. It publishes one print issue and one online issue each year in addition to running annual contests in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The journal has served as a space for up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of readers. According to the Phoebe constitution, "We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story."
Matt Bell (author), Dorothea Lasky, Karen An-hwei Lee, Richard Bausch, Joshua Ferris, Russell Edson, Jenny Boully, Cornelius Eady, Kim Addonizio, Katie Ford, Thomas Lux, Jacob M. Appel, Yusef Komunyakaa, C.K. Williams, Ray DiPalma, Keith Waldrop, Michael Palmer (poet), Cathy Park Hong, G.C. Waldrep, and Rosmarie Waldrop
Phoebe supports up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of readers. According to the Phoebe website, writers are chosen because the editors believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.
The journal's website also says that, as a whole, the editors insist on openness, which means that both experimental and conventional prose and poetry are welcome. The editors also say that they insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold the reader's attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story or the subtle, but perfectly phrased capture of a moment of a nonfiction piece.
Previously published work is not considered. Authors who have previously submitted their work are welcome to submit again. Simultaneous submissions are considered and encouraged. Submissions by mail are not considered.
Poetry submissions: Each author may submit no more than one poetry submission of 3-5 poems.
Fiction submissions: Fiction submissions may be no longer than 4,000 words.
Nonfiction submissions: Nonfiction submissions may be no longer than 4,000 words.
Reporting time is four to six months, though usually sooner. All submissions are submitted and read through Submittable, an online submission management system used by literary journals around the country. Phoebe's submittable page can be found at https://phoebe.submittable.com/submit
Editor-in-Chief – Amanda Canupp Mendoza
Assistant Editor – Robbie Maakestad
Fiction Editor – Lina Patton
Assistant Fiction Editor – Sarah Bates
Poetry Editor – Q
Assistant Poetry Editor – Douglas Luman
Nonfiction Editor – Eric Botts
Assistant Nonfiction Editor – Kerry Folan
Faculty Advisor, Eric Pankey
- "About Phoebe". Phoebe Journal. Retrieved 29 October 2014.