September 1, 2017

We are excited to present Penultimate Peanut's very first issue. In this magazine, look forward to pieces about life, death, and grocery stores. Read, like, share, subscribe.

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...

Here at the Penultimate Peanut, we think we know Virginia native and our fiction reader Kelsey West, pretty well. But during this interview we asked her some questions to delve a little deeper.

Q: You’re a reader for Penultimate Peanut, and you have a g...

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 9, 2017

Our social media manager Rebekah Adams is the brain behind this week of insightful interviews with the Penultimate Peanut staff. We thought we'd turn the tables on her and ask her a few questions instead to bring her into the spotlight.

Q: Have you lived in Hampton Ro...

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...

August 2, 2017

🥜 We are now open for fiction, poetry, and flash fiction submissions. Visit our Submissions page for more info on how to submit. 

July 14, 2017

Check out our rad t-shirts now available for purchase over on our store page. And don't forget to submit your work on August 1st through the 31st.

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