Pain is a print journal dedicated to new poetry and short, creative essays.

The magazine launched in 2017 and is edited by Vala Thorodds and Luke Allan and published by Partus Press. Design is by Studio Lamont.

To submit to the magazine, please use our submission portal, linked below. To contact us about something else, email pain[@]partuspress.com.


The submissions window is currently closed.

In general we welcome submissions of unpublished poems; articles with a literary focus; and short, creative essays. We publish work by emerging writers as well as established ones, and all submissions are read by the editors. Please be prepared to receive editorial feedback if your work is accepted. We cannot offer individual feedback on rejected submissions, although we do endeavour to respond to all submissions within three months.