Banff Centre Literary Arts Residency

Banff Centre is excited to announce their new Literary Arts residencies, as well as the 2024 Mountain Writers Intensive and Independent Residency at Leighton Artist Studios. Please contact with any questions.

Mountain Writers Intensive
Mountain Writers Intensive offers writers an opportunity to work on mountain, landscape or environmentally themed writing projects under the guidance of two celebrated faculty.
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 | Program dates: October 23 – November 12, 2024

Literary Journalism – November 2024
This residency gives writers time to work on their manuscripts, have individual consultations with faculty, and participate in workshops.  Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 | Program dates: November 18 – 29, 2024

Literary Journalism: Environmental Writing – February 2025
This residency is for writers who are exploring, testing, witnessing, and reporting back on universal environmental concerns. Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.
Application deadline: October 2, 2024 | Program dates: February 24 – March 7, 2025

Winter Writers Residency – 2025
A self-directed program offering time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their practice.
Application deadline: September 11, 2024 | Program dates: January 13–24, 2025

Please contact with any inquiries.



Present an Editors Canada webinar this year!

The deadline for proposals is July 25, 2024.

Editors Canada invites all experienced industry leaders to submit webinar proposals on particular topics for the 2024–2025 cycle. Members of Editors Canada and non-members are welcome to apply. Editors Canada offers competitive rates of pay to all webinar presenters.

The topics are organized into different streams they are hoping to offer during this cycle but they are also open to other suggestions.

Examples include but are not limited to: communication, acquisitions editing, manuscript evaluation, etc.

Marketing Your Editing Skills
Examples include but are not limited to: how to market to government clients, how to write successful tenders for public work, how to prepare winning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) proposals, etc.

General Interest
Examples include but are not limited to: tools for editors, the editing process for non-editors (e.g. writers), the business of editing, etc.

Cutting Edge
This submission cycle, an increased rate of pay is being offered to presenters who propose webinars on the following topics on Cutting Edge topics.
Examples include but are not limited to: the Cutting Edge Editor, editing film and TV scripts, AI for editing, publishing and writing, etc.

The French Editor
Any French webinars on the topics listed throughout this email will also be eligible for an increased presenter fee.

All experienced presenters with expertise on these topics are welcome to apply by completing the Editors Canada webinar proposal form.



Arc Poetry Magazine Submission Period

The Spring 2024 submissions period is April 1 – July 31, 2024.

Arc accepts unsolicited submissions from poets at all stages of their writing careers during their Spring and Fall submission periods.

Arc pays for poetry at the rate of $50 per page, with which Arc secures First Cana­dian Serial Rights (meaning that the poems should not appear in any print or digital publication before being published by Arc). Upon pub­li­ca­tion, all rights revert to the author and payment is mailed, as well as one free copy of the issue in which the work appears.

Arc accepts pre­vi­ously unpub­lished poetry in English or pre­vi­ously unpub­lished translations of poetry into English, on any sub­ject and in any form. Poets may only submit once per calendar year. Poetry submissions must not exceed three poems or 360 lines of poetry. Submissions of more than one poem must be broken up into two or three files and submitted separately on Submittable, along with the poet’s biog­ra­phy. Arc only accepts poetry submissions using the online submission manager Submittable, except when otherwise indicated. Arc does not accept paper poetry submissions. Submissions received by mail will not be read and will not receive a response.

Arc aims to respond to unso­licited sub­mis­sions of poetry within four to six months. Arc cannot promise to respond to inquiries regard­ing the sta­tus of sub­mis­sions before the com­ple­tion of the submission period.

See full submission guidelines at



Workers of the Warming World Unite! Poetry Anthology

The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2024.

Has your job, workplace, industry, or livelihood been affected by changing environmental conditions? This anthology is seeking submissions of poems about work in the age of global warming that are:

  • Insider poems by working people who are doing or have done the work they write about
  • Poems about all kinds of work
  • Poems by workers from underrepresented groups—especially Indigenous, racialized, migrant, 2SLGBTQ+, disabled, Elders and elderly, women, and non-binary workers
  • Poems written in any style or form. Writing from new or previously unpublished poet’s welcome.

Please submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems to by July 31. See full details including information about upcoming writing workshops at



Toronto Lit Up Fall & Winter Season is Now Accepting Submissions

The call for submissions closes at 5:00 pm ET on August 2, 2024.
Submissions are accepted June 17 to August 2 for book launches taking place between October 1, 2024, and March 31, 2025.

This Call for Submissions is seeking book launches taking place between October 2024 and March 2025. Toronto-based authors and their publishers who are launching new books within these dates are invited to apply for participation in the Toronto Lit Up programme.

Toronto Lit Up participants will receive financial support for a public book launch celebration taking place in Toronto within the season dates, publicity support to promote the book launch celebration to the public, and an honorarium fee for the author and select additional artists (performers, interviewers, hosts, etc.) participating in the book launch event. 

Authors must have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to their book launch date, and be a current resident (defined as living in Toronto for at least eight months of the year). All genres may apply, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, short story, graphic novels, literature for young people, cookbooks, gardening books, sports-related stories, satire and much more. Books must be published within three (3) months of its anticipated launch event date.

Respond to the call for submissions by completing an online proposal on or before August 2, 2024.



The McLoughlin Gardens Residency for Canadian Children’s Authors

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2024.

The McLoughlin Gardens welcomes applications from established Canadian children’s authors for a four-week residency in the summer of 2025.

The residency is located at the Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Regional Park in Merville, halfway between the Comox Valley and Campbell River, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Built in 1976, the three-bedroom cottage was designed by landscape artist and master gardener Sarah McLoughlin. Surrounded by mature gardens, the cottage has magnificent views of the sea and the coastal range of mainland British Columbia. The semi-remote setting provides an ideal site for creative work.

The writer’s time will be divided between pursuing personal writing projects and providing literary advice and support to the local community, with writing time favoured on a 60/40 basis. An honorarium of $3,000 for the four-week residency will be provided.

The McLoughlin Gardens is particularly interested in proposals that speak to their vision: to nurture the transformative power of art, nature, and story in creating a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

See the full call for applications at



The Ex-Puritan is Seeking Submissions

Submissions received by September 25, 2024, are considered for the Fall issue in November.
Submissions received by December 25, 2024, are considered for the Winter issue in February.

All submissions will receive a decision within four months of the submission date.

Regular submissions to the magazine are free of charge and should fall under one of six categories: fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, reviews, and experimental/hybrid work. To submit to the experimental/hybrid section of the magazine, email the section editors at All other submissions must go through Submittable.

Current publication rates (as of Fall 2022) are $100 per interview or review, $200 per essay, $150 per work of fiction, $50 per poem or $100 per poet if multiple poems are accepted, and $50+ per experimental or hybrid work (all rates are CAD).

If you haven’t heard back within four months or for any other query, email Email submissions are not accepted and will be discarded.

See full details at



King’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

Applications for both Creative Nonfiction and Fiction open October 15, 2024, and close March 15, 2025.

The University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is delighted to welcome applicants in both creative nonfiction and fiction to this unique limited-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs. Ideal for students who wish to remain in their home communities while receiving the support, structure, and networking opportunities of one of Canada’s top MFA programs, the King’s MFA programs offer instruction in both the craft of writing and the business of publishing.

Depending on their program of study, students focus solely on either creative nonfiction or fiction, take part in in-person and online residencies, and work one-to-one with their mentor-teachers. The fiction program welcomes applicants interested in commercial and genre fiction—mystery, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, romance, and more—as well as literary fiction.

You can find out more through their website at



Open Submissions to McClelland & Stewart – Penguin Random House Canada

The next open submission period will be March 1 – 31, 2025.
Submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction are open once a year from March 1 – 31.

McClelland & Stewart is opening their submission policy as part of their ongoing commitment to amplify and prioritize the voices of Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers, as well as those of other traditionally underrepresented communities. During the months of March and September, unsolicited and unagented work can be sent directly to editors within the M&S division at

McClelland & Stewart editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Visit their about us page to learn more about their mission and the books they publish. Screenplays, stage plays, young adult fiction, or picture book queries are not accepted. You can take a look at the work they publish here.

A great submission typically includes a strong letter of intent detailing your project, a list of a few book comparisons (“comps”) that give an idea of the literary company in which you see your project living, a bio, and as much of the work itself as you’re able to share as a .doc attachment or a PDF. For fiction and poetry, you are encouraged to submit the full manuscript. For non-fiction, a preliminary chapter list with a short one to two sentence blurb about each chapter, along with a writing sample, is expected.



Heroines Anthology – Volume 6: Call For Submissions

Submissions close June 30, 2025.

Heroines Anthology publishes literary writing by women. The anthology focuses on telling women’s lost history, untold stories, and myths, fairy tales, folklore, or legends reimagined from the perspective of their women characters.

The special theme for this edition is witchcraft: from the history of witches and witch trials, to medicine women, mystics and herbalists, spells and enchantments, shapeshifters and familiars, covens, hags, crones and sabbats. This volume welcomes writing on witchcraft as the old religion, remembered or imagined, and the depiction of witches in fairytale, folklore, literature and film (both good and bad) across cultures.

This will be the Heroines Anthology’s sixth edition. Before submission, writers are strongly advised to read a previous volume of Heroines Anthology to get a feel for what the editors are looking for and to check what stories and myths have already been covered. Anthology copies can be ordered at a 10% discount. All submissions are considered for the Heroines Women’s Writing Prize.

Find out more & submit at



Submit to Broken Pencil Magazine

Broken Pencil is a quarterly magazine of zine culture and the independent arts based in Toronto, ON. Broken Pencil is looking for works of fiction from diverse writers (broadly defined) that conform to no principles, no guidelines, and no preconceptions. We want work that is quirky, surprising, moving, and raw. Solid, well-written, carefully considered prose showing a strong grasp of the mechanics of grammar and syntax is always a pleasure to read. To get a sense of the work Broken Pencil publishes, take a moment to read a few issues of the magazine to see if yours would be a good fit. Please, no COVID-19 pandemic stories.

Stories should be no longer than 3,000 words. Payment varies, depending on the status of finances. Pay right now is between $60 and $120 per piece.

Please be patient. Broken Pencil reads fiction submissions year round, but due to the volume of submissions, it might take a while to get back to you, but every story you send is read with consideration and care. Do not submit more than one story at a time and do not submit more than once every six months.

Read more about Broken Pencil at

Submit your work at



Submit to Prism international Magazine

Submissions are accepted year-round.

Due to the high volume of submissions received each month, reply times range between six to twelve months, depending on the time of year. Prism is currently experiencing a backlog. Please do not reach out to check on the status of your submission. Your submission remains under review unless marked “declined”.

PRISM international publishes exciting, original, literary material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. PRISM does not publish the same writer twice in a publication year. Submissions must be made through Submittable and are not accepted via email or mail (the only exception is for incarcerated writers). There is a $3.00 reading fee per submission.

Submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may submit up to three pieces in a single document. Recommended length for submissions is approximately 4,000 words or less. Send original, unpublished literary essays, personal essays, hybrid-genre works, and literary journalism.

Click here to submit.
If you have any questions about these guidelines or a piece you’ve already submitted, please email Natasha at

Submit up to four poems, to a maximum of six pages. Do NOT submit six one-page poems. Cross-genre and interdisciplinary poetry and poetics are welcome.
Click here to submit poetry. 
If you have any questions about these guidelines or a piece you’ve already submitted, please email Dora at

Poetry and prose translations into English are also welcome. Such works must be undertaken with the permission of the original author. Please include a copy of the original work with your submission.

See full submission details at



Publishing House Looking for Manuscripts

Authors Get Published is an online boutique publishing house located in Toronto, Ontario. They are a full-service publishing house that publishes first-time and seasoned authors on their journey to become published authors, by providing book cover creation, manuscript editing services, formatting, and more. Distributed through Ingram, Authors Get Published work to ensure that each author’s book or books receive maximum visibility online through their website and online platforms where books are sold. If you would like to submit your manuscript for consideration, please email the Editor-in-Chief Christine at They get back to every submission within 2 weeks. Please refer to their website for complete manuscript submission details.



Invitation to Apply for Free One Year Membership to The League of Canadian Poets

The League of Canadian Poets is currently offering one free year of membership to deserving and qualified poets. Between 2022 and 2023, the League of Canadian Poets will be inviting poets to apply for a free year of membership in the organization. This initiative is intended to ensure that the League is diverse, inclusive, and truly representative of the poetry community in Canada, and will give poets the opportunity to get engaged with the League, qualify for some of our member-only programs and resources, and to get involved with other poets from many different areas.

Member poets and members of the poetry community are invited to self-nominate, or to nominate others for this offer. You can nominate a talented poet you know here:

Poets who qualify for this free year of membership will still need to complete the membership application process but will be able to engage with the community for one year at no cost.  All information about membership levels and benefits can be found here: Join the League! – League of Canadian Poets. If you have any questions about this membership drive, you can contact Nic Brewer at

Staff will reach out to nominees to offer them the support they need to apply and receive a free year of membership. Nominees will be contacted between the 1st and 10th of each month.

Poet nomination form: Membership with the League of Canadian Poets (

You’re also welcome to send the application form along directly to poets you think may be interested:



Black Romance Book Club

Tanya Lee, the founder of A Room of Your Own, a national book club for at risk teen girls, introduces The Black Romance Book Club, a new subscription-based program that includes monthly book club meetings with the book authors. The Black Romance Book Club was created to promote more black romances to be written in Canada about black love taking place in Canada. Black writers and those who would like to learn how to write romance novels to start promoting black love in Canada are needed!

The program will be hybrid in person and online. It will take place at the Hamilton Art Gallery starting in September. The Black Romance Book Club costs $80/month and includes monthly meetings with book authors as well as writing workshops for anyone interested in becoming a romance author themselves. Monthly subscription fees will go towards author fees for hotel, transportation and food for in person events. This will also support hosting fees, venue space, and technology fees.  Lee has also set the subscription fees to ensure that the authors get paid their due, and fees will also go towards a donation to a domestic violence shelter.

CBC produced a radio documentary on A Room of Your Own:

CBC wrote an article about The Black Romance Book Club:

Sign up by emailing



Call for Submissions to The Moderate Review

Newly established online journal The Moderate Review, showcasing both established and emerging literary talents, invites your words and voices to the ongoing creative discussion.

The Moderate Review accepts short stories, poems, nonfiction, paintings, sculptures, 280 character stories (they will be tweeted if selected), music, spoken word. The divisions between these art forms are arbitrary. Blur them.

Currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis with no deadlines or publishing dates.

Submissions should be sent as a word attachment to There are no word limits, guidelines, or restrictions. However, all submissions must be original work and not previously published.



Atmosphere Press Call for Submissions!

Deadline: Ongoing

Atmosphere Press currently seeks great manuscripts from diverse (feminist!) voices. This year Atmosphere authors have sold thousands of books across five continents, received featured reviews with Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. And they’d love to see what you’ve written!



Call for Pitches to Rebel Women Lit (RWL)

Deadline: Ongoing

Rebel Women Lit (RWL) publishes discussions on contemporary literary culture, interviews with writers, reviews of publications (creative and scholarly) related to the Caribbean, the African diaspora, and Black Feminism, as well as short fiction and poetry by emerging and established Caribbean writers.

RWL invites submissions of:

          • discussion essays on contemporary literary culture (700-1,500 words)
          • discussion essays on contemporary Caribbean social justice issues (700-1,500 words)
          • critical reviews of scholarly or creative literary works (1,000-1,200 words)
          • interviews with Caribbean & African authors and/or literary scholars (2,000-2,500 words)
          • poems and short fiction (maximum 4,000 words) from emerging and established Caribbean and African writers

RWL publishes one post per week and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. You are kindly asked that you do not write a piece before pitching it to the RWL editors, unless you are submitting a short story or poem for consideration in the Arts section. Please review the style requirements below and adhere to the word limits for all submissions.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reprint and reproduce any material. Similarly, it is the responsibility of contributors to supply the source of all previously published material. Accepted writers will be compensated a small stipend of $20 – $30 USD for each piece.

Reviews should be preceded by the full name of the author, the title, city, press, and year of publication.

Interviews must begin with a short paragraph that includes information about the interviewee, the date and general purpose of the interview. The first question must be preceded by the full name of the interviewer and a colon, in bold. The first response should be preceded by the full name of the interviewee and a colon, in bold. Subsequent questions and responses should be preceded by initials and colons, in bold.

Pitches should be summarized in four to eight sentences. All pitches must include the subject of your writing or review, the main topics and/or themes to be critically explored, and the relevance to the RWL community.



Call for Creative Professionals at Book Development Company Creative Connex


Creative Connex is a new book development company that assists aspiring and experienced authors to bring their story to life by delivering a print ready book. Experienced creative professionals are needed to join and complement an exceptional team, specifically freelance writers, editors, illustrators, translators, layout designers and cover designers. Experience in the publishing industry would be a huge bonus! If you or someone you know are interested, please either email Steve at or call 888-470-4873.

Creative Connex was founded on a simple vision: Provide the opportunity for an individual who has a story or an idea of a story to connect with a team of publishing professionals. Working together, they create a published book. There are a million stories out there. Let Creative Connex help you tell yours.



Grants as Additional Investment for the Arts


As announced in the Economic Statement released in fall 2020, the federal government is investing $181.5 million in the Supporting Arts and Live Events Workers in Response to COVID-19 Initiative to stimulate employment in the arts and culture sector, support ongoing operations during the pandemic, and prepare for the sustainable recovery of the sector.

Canadian Heritage will be distributing $65 million, and the Canada Council for the Arts will invest the remaining $116.5 million.

Explore and Create: Additional Funding

The Council is investing a portion of the additional one-time funding in the Research and Creation and Concept to Realization components of its Explore and Create program. Program guidelines and eligibility remain unchanged.

The Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create supports the career growth of Canadian artists and artistic groups by encouraging participation in a wide range of development opportunities. Grants fund activities that contribute to the professional advancement of Canadian artists working in all artistic disciplines. Support for professional development activities and career advancement, including but not limited to mentorships, internships, apprenticeships, specialized training, and workshops.

The Research and Creation component of Explore and Create supports the initial stages of the creative process. Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations can apply to develop and make creative works. Grants of up to $25,000 provide support for creative research, creation and project development.

Projects involving production and/or post-production of a final work must apply to Concept to Realization.

See for the cut-off dates and notification times.



Call for Submissions James Lorimer & Company


James Lorimer & Company, an independent book publisher located in Toronto, is looking for writers to contribute to their children’s and teens publishing program.

James Lorimer & Company is seeking fiction, non-fiction and graphic novel manuscripts by Canadian creators for its children’s and teens’ imprint. The goal of this publishing program is to provide engaging, accessible books for young people that address social-justice and human-rights issues as they uniquely affect Canadian society or individual Canadians. The aim is to reflect a diverse range of cultural, regional, and socio-economic experiences and issues in the books they publish. Recent publishing success include their collection of LGBTQ+ romances for teens (Real Love series), a non-fiction series on young people who have been wrongfully convicted (Real Justice series), and Indigenous titles, such as the graphic novel If I Go Missing and the young adult novel The Missing. Submissions can be emailed to and should include a cover letter, a short biography outlining your past writing experience and qualifications, a plot summary or outline, a chapter-by-chapter outline and 3–4 sample chapters or a complete manuscript.



Call for Submissions to Canadian Writers Abroad Website


Canadian Writers Abroad is looking for book reviews, interviews, or pieces from writers who have lived at least six months abroad, or who have travelled to research their book. The website was founded and is still run by Canadian Authors Association member Debra Martens, and began as a volunteer project to promote the work of Canadian authors who live, or lived, outside of Canada. Debra Martens writes much of the content and openly invites others to contribute. Submitting to the site provides self-promotion opportunities but does not provide monetary payment at this time. Canadian Writers Abroad will be celebrating it’s tenth anniversary in 2021.



F(r)iction: Call for Submissions

F(r)iction is a triannual publication that boasts work from both industry legends and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, comics, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring guest judges and cash prizes twice a year (each spring and fall). Every piece published in F(r)iction is also accompanied by custom artwork, making our journal a visual odyssey from cover to cover!

Submission Guidelines

Categories accepted:
          • Short fiction: 1,001 – 7,500 words
          • Creative nonfiction: up to 6,500 words
          • Poetry: three pages or less per poem, up to five poems per submission
          • Flash fiction: 1,000 words or less
 Other notes:
          • All genres are welcome, but especially those that celebrate the weird, take risks with form and content, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.
          • All work must be previously unpublished. This means if your work has appeared in any print or online source (this includes personal blogs, websites, and social media pages), we cannot accept it.
          • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately by choosing “withdraw” in Submittable if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
          • Submit as many pieces as you’d like.
Reading Period: Submissions are accepted year-round.
Price: $2.50 per submission
Payment: $10 per final printed page and two free contributor’s copies
To give you a better idea of the kind of work we look for, our editors have put together some tips:



The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia Establishes Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies


The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC), in partnership with the Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University, is pleased to announce the launch of the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies, which will help support the training of emerging Indigenous publishers in Canada.

The award was established in memory of Dr. Gregory Younging (1961–2019), publisher at Theytus Books and a member of the ABPBC board of directors at the time of his death. Greg graduated from the SFU Master of Publishing Program in 2000 and later taught as adjunct faculty. A member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Greg was Assistant Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and led the Canadian publishing industry in responding to their calls to action, advocating for Indigenous editorial agency and serving as a trusted resource for publishers of Indigenous texts. He was the author of The Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples (2018), now considered an indispensable resource for North American publishers. The ABPBC honoured him in 2018 with the Gray Campbell Award Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his work as an advocate for Indigenizing Canadian publishing.

At least one award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

          • is enrolled full-time during the term of eligibility;
          • has declared a minor in Print and Digital Publishing;
          • is in good academic standing;
          • is Indigenous; and
          • has been actively involved in community service.

“We appreciate the support of Greg’s family for this initiative, in particular his parents, George Ing and his mother, the late Dr. Rosalyn Ing,” said Heidi Waechtler, executive director of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. “We are proud to be able to recognize Greg’s life and legacy in this way, and to help carry on the work he did to support emerging publishing professionals.” Suzanne Norman, lecturer and industry liaison for the Publishing Program at SFU, commented, “Greg’s contribution to publishing education and his work around Indigenous editorial protocols, have been pivotal in establishing a larger space for Indigenous writers, designers, publishers, and editors in Canada. He would be so proud of this new scholarship. His work with SFU may have begun in 1997, but his contributions continue and his work will always play a large role in the future of the SFU Publishing Program.”

Additional donations to the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing at SFU can be made through Simon Fraser University’s Advancement Department.



Submissions to Voyage Magazine


Always free. Always open. Always paid. Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Voyage has no restrictions on the kind of fiction they’re looking for. They simply aim to publish good work and provide a space for new and established voices. To get an idea of what they publish, please read the archives. General submissions are open year-round and there is no fee to submit to the general categories. New work is published weekly. Submissions are only accepted via online submission managing system, Submittable. Submissions are not accepted via email and will automatically be discarded without a response. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

Young Adult Fiction Guidelines

Fiction: Please send stories of up to 6,000 words or less. They are looking for stories that surprise, inspire, entertain, or enlighten.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author’s name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.

Young Adult Creative Non-Fiction Guidelines

CNF: On the hunt for personal essays and other creative nonfiction that specifically relates to the teen experience. Submit your creative nonfiction via their submission manager.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.



Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resource


This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices, a place to promote fee for service work, or a place to seek direct emergency funding.

See full details and resources here:



CRAFT Magazine Editorial Feedback


Are you looking for feedback on a piece of short fiction? Whether you’re applying to workshops, residencies, or MFA programs, or polishing a piece to submit to lit mags or writing contests, or seeking notes for any reason, CRAFT magazine is pleased to offer editorial feedback on flash fiction and short stories up to 6,000 words.

A small team of qualified editors has been carefully chosen to provide critique. For each piece sent through the editorial feedback category, the writer will receive line-level editorial notes, as well as a global letter discussing the strengths of the writing and the recommended focus for revision. While editorial feedback is inherently subjective, the criticism will always be actionable and encouraging.

The response time is expected to be under six weeks. The critique category may be closed in a given month once the editors’ capacity to complete feedback that month has been reached. If feedback is closed temporarily, it will reopen the first of the next month.

All work sent through the editorial feedback platform will also be considered for publication in CRAFT. Should your story be accepted, the feedback fee will be refunded.


CRAFT Editorial Feedback is open to all fiction writers.

Please send work in English only.

6,000 word count maximum—short fiction only.

Work that has received editorial feedback is not eligible for submission to CRAFT contests.


Flash Fiction up to 1,000 Words (one flash piece or up to three microfiction pieces totaling fewer than 1,000 words) = $59

Short Story 1,000 to 3,500 Words (one short story) = $79

Short Story 3,500 to 6,000 Words (one short story) = $99

See full details here:



Submissions to Tidewater Press


Tidewater Press publishes true and imagined stories of identity and belonging. Their books explore the relationship between individuals and the communities in which they live – the ways in which people’s behaviour, values and perceptions are influenced by their circumstances, as well as each person’s ability to affect social change.

Established in 2017, Tidewater is a small press committed to enhancing the viability of new Canadian literature. A particular focus is working with self-published authors with the talent, commitment and potential to transition to professional trade publishing.

The submission process offers valuable feedback and constructive guidance to authors whose work is not yet ready for publication.

Tidewater Press has been established to nurture emerging Canadian authors.  They accept submissions of both literary fiction and non-fiction that meet the following criteria:

  • The story (whether fiction or non-fiction) is fresh, topical and will resonate with at least one defined, special interest constituency.
  • The story (whether fiction or non-fiction) is compelling and is intended to give readers new insight into at least one aspect of contemporary life or Canadian history. Stories falling within a standard genre will be considered only if they transcend the normally recognized conventions of their genre.
  • The author is committed to producing a quality book and is genuinely willing to engage in a rigorous editing process.
  • The author has the ability and intention to actively support and promote the title after publication.

If you feel your manuscript meets the criteria, submit a brief (up to 500 words) synopsis and your manuscript using the submission form HERE.



The Globe and Mail Looking for Opinion Columns


The Globe and Mail Staff Editor, Sarah Efron, is looking for sharp 750-word columns for The Globe and Mail’s Opinion page, ideally news-hooked and from authoritative @Sarah_Efron



Submissions to The Sun Magazine 


Fee: $0; Award: $100 – $2,000; Deadline: Rolling

The Sun is a reader-supported ad-free magazine. They have been described in many ways: celebratory, fierce, unflinching, thoughtful, truthful, dark, darkly funny, tender. They publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome. They encourage submissions from writers of color. View more submission guidelines here.



Submissions to The Walrus Magazine


The Walrus invites writers and artists to submit pitches and work to be considered for publication.

Journalism pitches should be written in the body of your email. A successful pitch will provide a description of your subject, evidence of original research and intended approach and intended format, and your credentials. Samples of previous work should be provided as attachments (.doc, .docx, or .rtf for text and .jpg for photos and illustrations) or web links.

Fiction, poetry, and art submissions should be included as attachments. Please do not pitch short story or poem ideas; we will consider only completed drafts.

Please note:

  • Do not follow up on your pitch by phone; we will respond by email.
  • Unsolicited materials sent by mail will not be returned without proper self-addressed and stamped envelopes.
  • Do not submit more than one short story or six poems every three months.
  • The Walrus does not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • Before sending a pitch, make sure you are familiar with the breadth and style of content at The Walrus, and confirm that your story idea isn’t one that has already been examined by The Walrus and that it concerns a topic relevant to a Canadian audience.
  • The Walrus receives submissions daily. Please allow us a few weeks to respond to your query before following up.

Short Essays

The Walrus publishes timely short essays (maximum 1,200 words) reported from Canada and around the world. These take the form of reported narratives, memoirs, or small features focusing on a specific topic or issue. They demand a singular, focused argument and a strong writing voice—the author should have something original and significant to say. Their essays differ from newspaper op-eds in their breadth, depth of research, and quality of prose.

Writers new to The Walrus or without long-form journalism experience are encouraged to pitch to this section before seeking longer assignments.

Long Reads

Long-form narrative journalism at The Walrus focuses on issues relevant to Canadians, in the fields of politics, international affairs, the arts, the environment, health, science, sports, and so forth. Good articles are distinguished by thorough research, access to sources (when relevant), interesting characters, and the ability to tell compelling stories through narrative. Journalists pitching feature stories should have experience writing for magazines. Please note that memoirs or autobiographical works will be considered only on spec.

Arts & Culture

The review section of The Walrus covers architecture, art, books, dance, fashion, film, media, music, poetry, television, and theatre, with a special focus on literature. These pieces take the form of thematic reviews exploring new works in the context of other works; timely profiles of important figures in the arts; and narrative essays on new or ongoing phenomena in the cultural world. Writers in this section should have some authority in their area of interest.

Digital Features

The Walrus publishes online features and essays covering a range of timely, relevant subjects at A general familiarity with our website is the best guide to what we’re looking for. Topics of particular interest include politics, business, society, international affairs, and arts and culture. Digital pieces are differentiated from print pieces by their timeliness—they maintain the same quality of originality, reportage, and language.


The Walrus publishes original work of Canadian literary fiction by new or established writers. Short stories range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. We welcome stories on any subject, but please note that we do not publish mystery, historical romance, thrillers or genre fiction.


The Walrus publishes work by new and established Canadian poets. Poems should fit in a single half-page column. Please send no more than six per submission and note that The Walrus does not consider work that has already appeared elsewhere, including on personal blogs.

Visual Features

Photographers who have produced a range of images on a particular theme are invited to submit their work for inclusion in The Walrus as a photo essay.

How To Submit:



Submissions to The New Quarterly Magazine


The New Quarterly is a Canadian magazine currently accepting submissions in Creative Nonfiction.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are only accepting regular submissions online. Please do not mail in submissions at this time.



University of Calgary Continuing Education Online Writing Certificate Programs


Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you need to strengthen your business and technical writing skills?  Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help. Our writing certificates, including Creative Writing and Professional Writing with specializations in Business and Technical Writing and in Marketing and Public Relations, are taught by published authors and cover all aspects of the writing process. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of these writing certificate programs may be exactly what you need.

All of the courses in the programs are delivered completely online. When you enroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Upcoming courses are open for registration. For more information, visit



White Wall Review Call for Submissions


Ryerson University’s literary magazine, White Wall Review, is currently working on expanding the opportunities for a more diverse pool of writers to submit their work to the magazine. The magazine, established in 1975, has gained recognition among Canadian poets and writers of both fiction and nonfiction, with a great majority of submissions coming from Ontario every year.

For more information, please visit