August 18, 2017

You may have seen our hipster mascot for the magazine named Pablo the Penultimate Peanut from Portsmouth, but you may not have known all of the deep thoughts this little man-bun sporting, philosophical waxing, sweater wearing peanut has. Read his interview here.


August 12, 2017

Our elusive art editor Sean Putnam might be all the way in Sweden, but she couldn't escape our questions for you, our curious readers. Here's what she's up to and what she thinks about art: 

Q: Tell us about the spelling of your name.

A: It’s S-E-Á-N. I just learned ab...

August 10, 2017

We had a conversation with our only non-Virginian Penultimate Peanut staff member, fiction reader Justin Hunter, to make him seem a little less far away. Here's what he had to say:

Q: How did you become involved with Penultimate Peanut?

A: Abi and I were in the same...

August 8, 2017

Over an Iced Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks, we sat down with Editor-in-chief Abigail Putnam for some caffeine fueled conversations about what things inspire her.

Q: You have a master’s degree in creative writing. What inspires you as a writer?

A: I’m inspired...

August 7, 2017

We sat down with Martha Putnam, poetry and non-fiction editor as well as one of the founding members of the Penultimate Peanut, to get to know her a little better. 

Q: What was the inspiration for Penultimate Peanut?

A: I feel like the idea found us. Abi and I were tal...

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