The Maynard is published online twice a year—April 15 (Spring issue) and on October 15 (Fall issue). The issues are edited by the Advisory Board and the Editorial Board. Poems receive the attention of three to five readers per issue. Currently, we are accepting only poetry and cover art submissions. In the future, we may expand to other forms—fiction, non-fiction, border genres, critical work, essays, etc.
The submission deadline for the Spring issue: January 31.
Expect response around February’s end.
The submission deadline for the Fall issue: July 31.
Expect response around August’s end.
We only accept poetry or cover art submissions through our Submission Manager. Submit your poetry through The Maynard online Submission Manager
Understorey Magazine is looking for writing and art for its youth and power issue. If you are a female between the ages of 12-25, submit your work on the theme for April 11. Payment is $60 for writing and $40 for art. http://understoreymagazine.ca/
Lush Triumphant Literary Awards
15th annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards contest is open for entries until May 15, 2017.
For full contest details visit: http://www.subterrain.ca/
Submit to Room
Short Forms | Open October 15 - January 15
Creative Non-Fiction | Open December 1 - March 8
Fiction & Poetry | Open April 15 - July 15
Cover Art | Open September 1 - November 30
The call for submissions on any theme opens Feb 1, 2017 and will be edited by Chelene Knight and assistant edited by Cara Lang. 40.4 would also like to welcome Yilin Wang to their team.
Call closes April 30, 2017.
The next call for submissions is for issue 41.1 "Family Secrets."
All families have secrets. Rooted in guilt and shame, and passed on through the generations, these secrets can have unexpected reverberations in the present. Editor Terri Brandmueller and assistant editors Arielle Spence and Alissa McArthur seek your best poetry, fiction, CNF, and visual art that explore and expose the dark and tangled secrets that haunt and shape family narratives.
Submissions accepted from May 1 - July 31, 2017.
Westender Newspaper - Weekly Poetry Column
WANTED: Submissions from the local poetry community for a curated weekly poetry column in the Westender newspaper.
DETAILS: There are no restrictions on subject matter, but reactions to/comments on local issues and current events are encouraged. The poems would be supplied free of charge for the purposes of publication, however the artist would retain full rights to the work and it would be a single-use agreement for print and online.
TO SUBMIT: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Poetry Column in the subject line. Please include the title of the piece, a brief bio, your full name and contact details, and any other information you find relevant to the piece. If you would like your social media handles to be included with the piece, please also supply.
START DATE: TBD
Prism International Magazine
Urban Farmhouse Press
Urban Farmhouse Press Looking for Submissions:
While we plan on accepting written manuscripts in the future we are currently unable to do so.
Currently we are accepting submissions via Submittable.
We are looking for book length manuscripts meeting the following general guidelines:
Poetry: minimum 50-60 pages of poetry,single spaced, and one poem per page.
Fiction: minimum 150 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced.
Novellas: 60-145 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced.
All manuscripts chosen for publication will receive a book contract and 8% royalties on all print copies sold.
We are currently charging submission fees. We want to be sure that your manuscripts receive the time and energy that you have put into them. This small fee helps to pay the bills. All fees are payable by credit card and paypal. We will be able to accept checks and money orders when our mailing address is up.
The Impressment Gang
We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and writing in general. The Impressment Gang prints four times a year: May, August, November, February. To get the best idea of what we are looking for, read our publication.
TIPS / GUIDELINES
For poetry we recommend sending up to 6 poems. We like our poems smart, original, and heart felt.
For fiction, non-fiction and other writing we won't set a word limit. But submissions really should knock our socks off. We accept multiple submissions.
If you are a publisher, or have work published that you want to submit for review? Send details to email@example.com.
Expect to hear back within three months of submitting. If considered for publication, we will send along editorial suggestions. We like working together.
We are proud to announce that we have started to pay our contributors the sum of $25. We are working hard to increase this drastically to what we think they should deserve. But right now, it's all we got.
Previously unpublished, original work.
We accept simultaneous submissions – but keep us informed.
Send: A Cover Letter with your name, address, email, titles of each piece of work, word count, and brief bio in one .pdf Your work, paginated, in 12 pt readable font, well written in another .pdf
Long Exposure Magazine
POETRY: A maximum of 6 poems per writer. Submissions are open to any form and theme, but work in the Ekphrastic genre or which combines text and image or engages in some way with the visual arts is of particular interest.
FLASH FICTION: 4 pieces per writer, each 700 words or less.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ARTWORK/ILLUSTRATION: 6 pieces per submission, open to any medium or subject. One submission is chosen as the cover image for each issue.
Long Exposure is seeking artists and photographers to regularly respond to the writing published in the magazine. If you would like to be added to the list of contributors then contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a short introduction and a selection of work or links to a portfolio. You can see the type of work we have published in previous issues here.
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS: To date, the magazine has featured work from collaborative projects between photographers, poets, visual artists and others, as well as work by individuals across a variety of forms, and we are always keen to engage with whatever possibilities are being explored in this field.
Contact the editor if you would like to submit a poetry collection for review, published in the last year.
ESSAYS/ARTICLES:Long Exposure is open to proposals for articles and essays, particularly on the relationship between creative writing and the visual arts, contemporary poetry and poetics, and the arts in society. Please submit a brief synopsis to discuss with the editor.
Submissions to email@example.com. Please send work either in the body of the e-mail or as an attachment.We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform the editor as soon as possible if your work is published elsewhere.To get a feel for the type of work Long Exposure publishes you can purchase a previous issue here.
We look forward to reading and viewing your work.
SickNotWeak is looking for writers in the following areas: current issues, LGTBQIA topics, Aboriginal mental health, holistic and self-care, & student mental health. Accepts freelance pieces, but are looking to expand their roster of regular writers (bi-weekly/monthly articles). Also interested in mental health video blogs and podcasts. Deadline: Ongoing. Note: Positions are currently unpaid.
Quarterly online magazine The Mackinac(Canada/US) seeks poetry that “bridges the strait between nostalgia and the immediate, the wilds seen and unseen, the best of emerging and established voices.” Submit up to 5 poems. Deadline: Ongoing.
The Chaos is a new journal of personal narrative, publishing true stories of personal growth, lessons learned, life-changing events, and milestones from emerging and established writers. From the editor: “We’re looking for the stories you are afraid to tell, but know you must” — unique perspectives on familiar experiences, writing that ventures into the mind of the writer or the scene of the story. Deadline: Rolling.
WILDNESS (UK) wants work that evokes the unknown. Now seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their fourth, fifth and sixth issues. Deadline: Rolling.
Greenboathouse Press - Call for Submissions
After more than five years of planned projects, it’s now time to throw open the mailbox. We’re currently looking for a poetry manuscript to produce during the summer months of 2017, for release later in the year.
What we’re looking for is a text that fits into the aesthetic of our backlist (so you should have a look at and be familiar with our backlist): work that is gritty, sharp, lacking pretention and sentimentality, poems that push and pull apart, that tear into while also slipping quietly under the skin. Poems that are well-crafted yet avoid being too pretty, that growl and grind yet sing.
Speaking practically, submissions should follow these guidelines:
no digital submissions
no cover letter, just send the manuscript
manuscripts should include the author's name and email address in a footer on every page, along with a page number
manuscripts should use only one font (say, Constantia or Georgia) and all text should be in 12pt type
space the manuscript as you intend it (line spacing, indents, etc.)
no more than 20 pages of poetry
no previously published manuscripts, although individual poems may have been published in journals, etc.
no return envelopes (all manuscripts will be recycled after a project has been selected, with the result announced via email)
submission deadline is August 15, 2016 (submissions must be post-marked by this date)
Please read carefully and follow these guidelines. Seriously.
Send manuscripts to:
105 Blackcomb Court
Vernon, BC, V1T 4E1
If you haven’t registered for the CV2 writing contest yet you still have time.
Subterrain has a contest you should look at as well.
And the Royal City Literary Arts Society Contest deadline is coming up soon as well.
Ink Bottle Press & The Ontario Poetry Society Present: Memory and Loss ~ a Canadian Anthology of Poetry, Dedicated to the victims of Alzheimer’s.
Editor & Compiler is I.B. Iskov. Open to all poets living in Canada. Poems wanted on the themes of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. This is not blind judging and this is not a contest. Submission fee $15. to help cover the cost of printing & postage. All profits from this project will be donated to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Submission Deadline is June 15, 2016, postmark date. Send your submission, complete with cheque or money order payable to Mark Clement, & mail to Attn: I.B. Iskov, Anthology Editor, #710 – 65 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9. Full details and guidelines at: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Anthology_Memory%20&%20Loss.htm
Hi Pandora’s writers,
My name’s Bridget and I’m a storyteller based in Vancouver, BC.
I’m reaching out to you because I’m seeking writers who might want to contribute to a unique creative writing project.
Late last year I launched birdytoldme.com. It’s a website that encourages writers to respond to a monthly topic any way they like.
Birdy’s got the potential to be something really special. At the moment I’m on the hunt for new writers to contribute strong and interesting content. There’s no pressure to submit a story every month, writers can participate as often or as little as they like. It’s an encouraging forum for serious authors or people who like to write for fun.
I’ve got writers from all over the world, but I’d really like to increase the number of Canadian and PNW writers. Later this year, I’ll be running live Birdy storytelling events.
Check out birdytoldme.com and let me know if I can add you to my mailing list.
Or keep up with Birdy...
I’d absolutely love it if you could share birdytoldme.com with other writers, friends and family who might be interested in being a part of Birdy. Hope to hear from you soon, Bridget
Scrivener Creative Review is open for submissions for their annual print journal. Looking for prose, poetry, art/photography, and reviews. Submit prose and book reviews (2500 words max.) and up to six poems. Deadline: March 7, 2016.
Entries are invited for the Craigleigh Press Poetry Contest. Three categories: Free verse, traditional verse, haiku. First prize in each category: $50. Entry fees: $5-$15. Deadline: April 30, 2016.
Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and spoken word for special issue on women and justice (Women and Justice in Canada). Welcomes diversity of voice, experience and perspective. Length: 1500 words or 5 poems. Open to Canadians (including residents) who self-identify as women. Honorarium available for accepted pieces. Deadline: May 1, 2016.
Poetry Breakfast seeks submissions on an ongoing basis. Seeking poems and poetry-related creative non-fiction (letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, etc.). Submit 3-10 poems or creative nonfiction (150-1000 words).
Harper Collins is accepting Manuscripts right now every Wednesday. Check it out.
Event Reading Service for Writers
Are you a new or seasoned writer challenged by a difficult or troublesome manuscript?
Every year EVENT receives hundreds of manuscripts. Many are good, but since we can’t publish them all, we send many of them back, sometimes with a brief note, and sometimes with only a stock rejection form.
Since 1993, EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers has provided writers with in-depth commentary and feedback on their manuscripts.
How Will EVENT’s Reading Service Help Me?
EVENT’s editors provide you with a 700 to 1,000 word assessment of your manuscript, focusing on such aspects of craft as voice, style, structure, point of view, rhythm, credibility and characterization.
The assessment details the strengths and weaknesses of the writing, with specific recommendations on how to proceed.
You will also receive an edited copy of your manuscript.
Hear what experienced, professional editors have to say about your work.
What Genres Can You Help Me With?
Poetry — up to a maximum of eight poems.
Short fiction and creative non-fiction under 5,000 words.
How Much Does the Service Cost?
EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers costs $100 (includes taxes and comes with a a one-year subscription or renewal so you can check out EVENT’s award-winning mix of writing).
Pay the fee on our Buy page and email your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Reading Service Submission); or attach a cheque or money order, payable to EVENT, for each manuscript and mail the submission to:
Attn: Reading Service Editor
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
V3L 5B2 Canada