SNHU Launches The Penmen Review

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Southern New Hampshire University launches an online journal for creative writers.

The Penmen Review provides an expansive amount of writing resources, as well as the opportunity to be published in its online journal.

Southern New Hampshire University announces the launch of The Penmen Review, an online journal for creative writers, which offers resources, spotlight interviews and opportunities for creative writing students, and writers in general, to be published. The online journal was established in support of SNHU’s creative writing programs, and will provide valuable writing resource information, with input from experienced writers and industry professionals.

The journal debuted with an SNHU interview with bestselling author Jodi Picoult, top tips from author and writing workshop facilitator Bonnie Neubauer, advice from Geoffrey Notkin, author of two books and host of the award-winning television show, “Meteorite Man” and featured poetry from U.K. poet Milner Place.

“The Penmen Review is a wonderful resource for our diverse group of talented writing students. Whether a student is applying, attending or exploring post-graduate opportunities, the Penmen Review provides an expansive amount of writing resources, as well as the opportunity to be published in its online journal,” said Patrick Hayes, Jr., assistant dean of writing and communication at SNHU. “It’s a great way to get started, or to supplement a professional writing career.”

New features will update several times a week, including interviews with noted authors including Chris Bohjalian and Gary Braver, as well as poets John Yamrus and John “Survivor” Blake. Resource articles offering tips and advice from industry professionals and writers, from publishers to screenwriters, will publish weekly. Writers, from novice to professional, are invited to submit essays, poetry, book and script excerpts, and short stories for potential publication.

Whether an individual wants to explore existing talents or advance in a career as a writer in journalism, communications, or other writing-related fields, SNHU can help tell the story. With online bachelor’s programs in communication, creative writing and English language and literature, and online master’s programs in English and creative writing, students may also choose from concentrations in professional writing, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and screenwriting.

The Penmen Review will supplement online learning with real-world advice and experiences directly from professionals and newcomers to the field of writing, while offering the chance to become published in the journal itself. Whether one is a writer or a book-lover, The Penmen Review will provide an insider’s look at the world of writing and a glimpse behind the curtain at many of the writers we know and love.

Creative writing students and the general public can submit their writing at Visit the Southern New Hampshire University website for more information on undergraduate and graduate online degrees in Creative Writing.

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Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited, university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of 17,000 students in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, ranking 12th overall.

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