John Gosslee, Chris Campanioni, and Maya Marshall edit PANK. At the end of 2015, John Gosslee purchased PANK Magazine after the founders announced they planned to close the riskiest magazine on the literary scene. They co-edit the magazine to continue the original vision of the founding editors and the rich history that’s published so many innovative voices.

Founded in 2006 by M. Bartley Seigel and Roxane Gay, PANK Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to emerging and innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. Up country, to the end of the road, to a far shore and the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, a place inhabited by contradiction, quirk and startling anomaly, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, PANK.


“Publishes a raft of experimental fiction and poetry.”
New York Times Magazine

“PANK’s vision is innovative and eccentric.”
Poets & Writers Magazine

“A uniquely gritty approach.”
Poetry Foundation

“Totally on the money.”

“More interested in innovation than recycling what’s already been done… bursting with tasty high-minded prose with a touch of tongue and cheek.”
Shelflife Magazine



John Gosslee
Chris Campanioni
Maya Marshall

Review Editor

Gabino Iglesias


Sarah Miller Freehauf
Chloe Firetto-Toomey
Erica Anderson-Senter
Leslie Schwerin
Bonnie Losak
Yousra Medhkour
Kaitlyn O’Donnell
Madari Pendàs
Lesa Syn
Sydney Boryga

Founding Editors

Roxane Gay
M. Bartley Seigel