Exile Publishing Call for Submissions

From Exile Publishing’s website…

What is Alice Unbound about?

Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) explored childlike wonder and the bewildering realm of adult rules and status, which clashed in bizarre ways. Many characters in his tales are anthropomorphic, whether talking cards, crying mock turtles or saucy Tiger Lilies. Over 150 years later, people still recognize characters from Carroll’s works. Who doesn’t know of vorpal blades and tardy white rabbits, protagonists and antagonists that resonate in a primal part of the human psyche? They hearken to the mysticism and mystery of the ancient world, when one wondered how the rain fell, or which gods empowered madness through drink, or whether a person was separate from an animal or could become one.

Writers must be Canadian citizens (living in Canada and/or paying taxes in Canada) or permanent residents of Canada.

Payment: $0.05 a word, Canadian

Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Poetry: minimum 1,000 words (and 2 may be submitted at the same time: submit each in a separate document and submission).

Deadline: May 31, 2017

To learn more, visit Exile Publishing.

Understorey Magazine Call for Submissions

Understory Magazine’s mandate (from their website):

Understorey Magazine publishes literary writing and visual art by and about Canadian women.

Our vision is to sustain a relevant, accessible, diverse and aesthetically beautiful venue that supports and empowers women through self-expression. To achieve this vision we:

  • Publish compelling, original stories and art by Canadian writers and artists who self-identify as women.
  • Inspire, encourage and mentor new and emerging writers and artists.
  • Support and promote established writers and artists.
  • Seek out underrepresented stories and voices.
  • Maintain a broadly feminist perspective that is welcoming, inclusive and empowering.

Understorey launched in November 2013 as a project of the Second Story Women’s Centre in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. With their generous administrative and editorial support, we published seven fabulous issues on the many facets of motherhood, including a special issue on motherhood and disability.

Upcoming Deadline: Issue 11 Service. Deadline June 15, 2017

To learn more about the magazine and the subject for the next deadline, visit Understorey Magazine.

BC Bigleaf Maple Books: Call for Submissions

This just came across my desk…

Call for Memoirs, biographies, Canadian Nonfiction

BC Bigleaf Maple Books is accepting Canadian memoirs to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and to honour the Reconciliation process that Canada is now involved in with the Indigenous population.

Our focus is on the West although we are seeking stories from the North as well, and we are definitely interested in all stories from across Canada which need to be told, and memoirs in line with our mission, see below . We are seeking stories which bridge the Indigenous and the Settler cultures somehow –  something with a positive or uplifting message to share, something related to people, plants , habitat, ecology.