Breach (Vancouver), an independent online journal of arts writings, is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. Theme: Decolonial aesthetics. Seeks art criticism, exhibition reviews, and academic essays. Deadline: April 15, 2015. Guidelines.
Breach, an upcoming publication of arts writing based out of Vancouver, Canada, is currently accepting submissions for its launch. An online platform for the examination of contemporary art practice as it pertains to wider social issues, Breach seeks to interrogate the intersections between the political and the cultural in a critical and self-reflexive manner. Welcomes essays, reviews, interviews, and other forms that do not easily fit into conventional genres. Deadline: March 30, 2015.
ISSUE Magazine is a quarterly local art criticism journal based in Vancouver with an emphasis on local art events and politics, “with an almost equal mix of joshing, irreverence, and sincerity.” Seeking reviews of local exhibitions and events (500 words) and articles with a critical stance related to art and life in Vancouver (1500-2000 words). Payment: small honorarium ($25-$50) and a copy of the magazine. Deadline: December 29, 2014. Guidelines.
Vallum is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming themed issue 11:2 “Speed.” Interested in poetry, essays, interviews and reviews. Deadline: April 20, 2014.
Nat. Brut is a multimedia online literary magazine featuring art, writing, and culture. Currently seeking submissions for their late summer issue. Publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews (books, film, and other media), satire/humor pieces, short screenplays and theater scripts, and creative nonfiction/literary journalism, as well as visual art, short films, and audio content. Deadline: May 31, 2014.
- Guidelines: natbrut.com/submit–contact.html
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2014 edition: Avast! Looking for water/nautical-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, reviews. Deadline: June 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: thebrokencitymag.com/submissions.html
Open access journal Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal, and Occult (Canada) is a forum for the interdisciplinary, artistic, and critical exploration of topics relating to esotericism, paranormality, and the culturally weird. Accepting letters to the editor, scholarly and popular articles, music, art, creative writing, occult explorations, and reviews. No payment. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: beyondborderlands.com/index.php/submissions
The Humber Literary Review (Toronto), a new literary and arts magazine established by the English Department of Humber College, seeks submissions for its debut issue. Accepting quality fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, and artwork from prominent and emerging voices. Looking for work that is provocative, inspiring, entertaining, and exciting. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
- Guidelines: humberliteraryreview.com/submissions
Literary journal New Welsh Review (Wales) seeks dynamic, curious, lively, and outward-looking writing. Looking for short stories (2500 to 3000 words) and poems (up to six). Occasionally publishes shorter stories and microfiction. Payment: £100 per story and £28 per each poem, upon publication. Also welcomes submissions and ideas for online content (no payment): short reviews (600-800 words), opinion pieces (450 words) and author interviews (8-15 questions). Deadlines: December 12, 2013 and March 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: newwelshreview.com/submissions.php
Online annual literary journal The Fieldstone Review (University of Saskatchewan) is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction and fiction (2500 words max.), poetry (up to 3), and reviews for its 2014 issue. Limit: one entry per category per submission period. Deadline: January 15, 2014.
- Guidelines: fieldstonereview.usask.ca/submissions.php
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its winter 2013 edition: “Turn on, tune in.” Looking for music-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, reviews as well as mp3 submissions for a mixtape. Deadline: December 1, 2013. Non-paying.
Avant-garde literary magazine Toad Suck Review (University of Central Arkansas, US) welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, plays, reviews, interviews, social commentary, memoir, political rants, ecologically conscientious reflections, talk about literature, talk about culture, and talk about teaching. Prefers the inventive and daring. “Especially interested in genre writing that expands or challenges or reinvents the forms and conventions of the genre.” Payment: contributor copies. Deadline: September 23, 2013.
- Guidelines: toadsuckreview.org/?page_id=8
Small circulation literary publication Cant Journal (US) seeks poetry and prose for Issue #5. Accepts poetry, short inventive prose (micro fiction, flash fiction, etc.; 300-1000 words), poetry book reviews, essays on poetry, and interviews with poets. Submit 3-7 poems, 1-3 short prose pieces, or 1 poetry book review or essay on poetry. Journal is small (5 x 11); writers are encouraged to keep this in mind when submitting. Publishes annually in April. Payment: Three copies.
- Guidelines: cantjournal.com/submission-guidelines