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About Us

Please Don't (PLZDNT) is a literary website publishing works of non-fiction and fiction on an irregular basis. Interviews are also featured. New updates will be noted on our blog, which is available for RSS subscription. Readers can also keep updated via our mailing list or our Facebook group. If you would like to send us your writing, please read our submission guidelines for further details before doing so.
Contact Us

Should you wish to contact us directly, please send an email to editors[at]
To find out about new writing updates, submission calls, and events, please join the mailing list by sending your name and email address in the email body to plzmail-subscribe[at]

Editors: Pete Coco
Scott Stealey
Metaphysical Advisor: Jake Veness
Intern: Shelley Henley
Call for new interns

If you are interested in interning for Please Don't, we are accepting applications for part-time, unpaid winter internships. The interns would help with all facets of producing a web magazine: editorial, submissions, design, writing content, metrics, forming industry relationships, and party planning. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to apply; class credit can be discussed. To apply, please send a one-page response to any piece on Please Don't and a one-page resume to intern[at]

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