We welcome and encourage submissions from BIPOC writers and artists, writers and artists with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ writers and artists, low-income earners, and writers and artists from other intersectional and under-represented communities.

General Guidelines

Submissions will only be accepted from those who currently live on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola, or the Gulf Islands.

Before submitting, please carefully read through all of the guidelines pertaining to the type of submission you wish to make

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Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
Please upload your writing submission as a .doc, .docx, or .PDF file
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
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Writing Submission Requirements:

  • 12 point font size, Times Roman (or another readable font)
  • Free of typos
  • If more than one page: numbered with the author’s name and title of the piece in the header

Please submit to only one genre at a time (choose ONE: poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, OR artwork), and do not submit more than once in one submission period. If you have work currently under consideration by us, please do not submit again until you have received a response to that submission. We will respond to all submissions by email following the end of the submission period. Response time will vary depending on volume of submissions.

Poetry

We are looking for previously unpublished poetry in any style and on any subject. You may submit up to 6 pages of poetry. Poems must be single-spaced (double spaces will be interpreted as intentional blank lines). If you would like to submit poems with alternate spacing, please mention it in your cover letter and submit a PDF instead of a Word document so formatting is not lost in conversion. Each poem should begin on a new page, and all poems should be in a single file.​

We may accept several poems by the same author; therefore, please do not feel the need to limit your submission to a single poem.

Prose

We are looking for previously unpublished short fiction and creative nonfiction (read the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s definition of creative nonfiction) up to 5000 words in length. Your submission must be double-spaced, in 12-point font. Please send only one story at a time.

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