Photo by Leeta Harding

Hello and welcome! Parhelion Literary Magazine is an online literary arts publication created by Elizabeth Varel and Darren Morris, two graduates of the Virginia Commonwealth University MFA program. Since PLM’s inception in early 2018, we’ve added Leeta Harding as our Art Director, Rebecca Moon Ruark as our Features Editor, and S. L. Brown as our Creative Nonfiction Editor. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, thanks to your support.

Parhelion publishes in the winter, summer, and fall. For writers who wish to submit, we seek fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions by both emerging and known authors. We look for strong, fresh voices, compelling characters, and thought-provoking story telling. We also look for that emotional connection—pieces that move us, whether we’re simultaneously experiencing the greatest of joys or the deepest of grief.

Parhelion also publishes regular features (interviews, book reviews, and shorter stories & CNF).

PLM looks forward to working with writers and artists, and to delighting our site visitors with some of the best creative work on the web.

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