Literary Journals and Press
The Department of English publishes two literary journals (Panhandler Magazine and Troubadour) as well as Panhandler Books - a book imprint of original creative writing distributed by University Press of Florida.
Panhandler Magazine has featured many emerging and established writers and artists, including Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Natasha Trethewey, Brooks Haxton, Youngsuk Suh, Jim Grimsley, Kenneth Fields, and C. Dale Young, among others.
The editorial policy of Panhandler Magazine is to present in each issue many of the aesthetic forms that the majority of contemporary magazines do not have the space or the desire to publish. With the goal of bringing many of these genres to a wider audience, Panhandler Magazine publishes substantial folios of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, art, and interviews.
Troubadour is UWF’s annual student-edited anthology of selected art and creative writing from student submissions across campus. Submission guidelines are announced each year early in the Fall semester.
In Spring 2015, Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English at University of West Florida launched Panhandler Books. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler Magazine’s mission to champion underrepresented literary genres. Publishing one book every two years, Panhandler Books will provide exceptional attention to the work published in the series.