Call for Submissions: Luna Station Quarterly

Submissions are OPEN for the themed December issue and close on August 15. 
Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. Stories submitted by any woman writer, regardless of experience or writing resume, will be considered. Stories should be 500 to 7000 words in length.

Submission criteria includes:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • New Fairy Tales (not retellings)
  • Some creepiness
  • Stories that explore the nooks and crannies of an original world
  • Big events from the everyman perspective
  • Unique settings and storytelling forms
  • Well written stories with strong characters
The theme for the December issue will be Poisons and Potions. Submit by August 15, 2019 for December 2019 publication, or submit September 15 – November 15, 2019 for March 2020 publication.

For more information and to make a submission, visit


Literary Arts Programs at Banff Centre

These Writers Retreats are self-directed programs that offer time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to your own single room, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community around you. Writing circles, formal and informal lectures, and opportunities to workshop your project will be provided. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre. Writers from all backgrounds, gender identities and expressions are welcome. A variety of financial supports are available for all programs.

Late Fall Writers Retreat 2019: December  2 – December 14 
Application Deadline: August 21, 2019
For further details and to apply online, click here.
Fees: $2,218.22 + $65 application fee for two-week program.

Winter Writers Retreat 2020: January 2 – February 1, 2020 
Application Deadline: October 09, 2019
For further details and to apply online, click here.
Fees: $1,729.68 + $65 application fee for two-week program or $2,610.98 + $65 application fee for three-week program.

Spring Writers Retreat 2020: March 9 –  March 21, 2020 
Application Deadline: November 27, 2019
For further details and to apply online, click here.
Fees: $1,729.68 + $65 application fee for two-week program.

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

King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction

This unique, two-year, limited-residency graduate program enables writers to continue to live and work in their home communities while working with writer-mentors to develop their book proposals and manuscripts. Faculty and mentors for the MFA include award-winning writers published by the top book imprints in Canada and around the world. Program includes two two-week summer residencies in Halifax, and one-week winter residencies in Toronto and New York, featuring guest publishers, editors, agents and writers.

For further course details and online registration information, go to

For specific questions about the program, please contact: Kim Pittway (, Stephen Kimber ( or Dean Jobb (

Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.