P'an Ku

P'an Ku is Broward College's Award-Winning Literary and Arts Magazine. The magazine publishes student poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art in all its forms.

Our Mission Statement: P'an Ku exists to represent the evolving artistic community at Broward College. Our mission is to publish the best work submitted by the Broward College student body.

FALL 2020 issue

News and Updates

Are You Creative?

Submit your work to BC's Literary and Art Magazine, P'AN KU.

Harmony cannot exist in a vacuum. It is not static, it is not still. It's dynamic, it's alive—it exists in the abstract space between two parties: artist and canvas, writer and reader, musician and instrument, parent and child, husband, and wife. P'an Ku believes this is a universal theme with endless room for expansion and exploration. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful ways in which you, the artists, explore this semester's theme Harmony

Deadline: February 26, 2021
View the Submissions section for details on how to submit your work.

Check out this P'an Ku 2020 Documentary Short Film and discover the positive impacts of working for and contributing to P'an Ku!

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How to Submit Your Work

Online Submissions Instructions (Please Read These Carefully).
P'an Ku only accepts works from currently enrolled Broward College Students.

For your work to be considered, email the following information.
(Email your submission to pankumag@gmail.com)

If your work is selected for the magazine, we will notify you within five weeks after the submission deadline.

Hard copies are no longer accepted. Only online submissions will be reviewed.


P'an Ku is the Broward College student literary & arts magazine. P'an Ku strives to promote and encourage the creative efforts of BC students in the literary and visual arts. It also serves as a training ground for students interested in careers in editing, publishing, graphic design, advertising, filmmaking, and other aspects of the collaborative creative process.

Published twice yearly, in each of the two major terms, P'an Ku is a member of the Florida College System Press Association (FCSPA). P'an Ku routinely receives recognition at the annual FCSPA Awards banquet as one of the best literary & arts magazines among the state college system in Florida.

  • The first issue appeared in 1964.
  • The first advisor of the magazine was Helen Anne Easterly.
  • The first issue contained a variety of work, including work by faculty as well as students.
  • One of the highlights of the issue was a short story, "It Reminds One of the Opera," by Harry Crews, who was a faculty member at BCC during the sixties and early seventies.

P'an Ku, on the verge of ceasing to exist, was saved when a new faculty member, Betty Owen, agreed to be the advisor.

For more than two decades, Betty was the driving force behind P'an Ku and creative writing at the College. Known as the "Patron Saint of Literary Magazines," Betty was involved in all aspects of student writing at both the local and state level.

Betty is a member of the Florida College System Press Association's (FCSPA) Hall of Fame. At the annual convention, Betty's magazine critiques were the highlight of the presentations. Betty was also elected to the Florida Community College Activities Association's Hall of Fame, the first publications advisor to be so honored.

The issues of the magazine during the sixties, seventies, and early eighties reflect the diverse nature of the students and the nurturing and encouragement that Betty gives to everyone who comes in contact with her. Her ideals are reflected in the magazine today.

Contact Info

P'an Ku Advisor | Vicky Santiesteban | 954-201-7842 | vsanties@broward.edu