Mastodon publishes a spectrum of literary and commercial genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and special interest (cookbooks, academic, YA, and others). Our goal is to bring diverse and uncensored writing to life in many shapes and forms.
A Velvet Giant is a collective space for work that exists outside the boundaries of genre. We recognize that it can feel impossible to talk about writing without categorizing it. When we say genreless, we don’t mean apolitical. Writing that resists binary categories such as fiction/nonfiction or poetry/prose is inherently queer and inherently political. We want writing that exists in the world, that resists tradition and expectations to build towards new ways of creating, feeling, and being.
We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Works that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build.
No themes or gimmicks — we just want your best.
Edit your work. Consider your audience.
We seek to publish quality stories that appeal to a broad reading public. Please, no genre fiction, literary cliches, stereotypes, overt agendas, or plotless meandering. If you can't write well about sex, please don't.
Borrowed Solace is published twice yearly and includes creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Since the beginning, we at Borrowed Solace have committed to reading each and every submission and letting the words of both established and emerging writers spew forth into the world.
Read the submissions guidelines and submit your absolute best work to us! Keep an eye out on our blog to periodically see tips from the editors in each genre.
We want art that guts us with surgical precision. Make everything useful.
Please visit the MTLS website for details on our editorial focus.
Prospective contributors should browse our website at www.mtls.ca and target their submissions to specific sections of the journal—Poetry, Essays, Creative Nonfiction, Reviews, Roundtable, Impressions, Literary Images, and Drama. All contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and enquiries to email@example.com. While some materials will be solicited directly, unsolicited submissions are welcome, especially images of literary events with captions from Canadian Literary Festivals.
Please read our submissions guidelines carefully, and feel free to write to us with questions!
Each issue of COG is a curiously constructed curation offered up by the students of Cogswell College. COG's writers thrill with skillfully wrought and cohesive narratives; insight and intensity; imagery and attitude - alternating nimbly between closely examined moments, characters or nuances and larger human themes. COG is not a venue for student work; rather, as of March 2018, COG had received submissions from writers working in 24 countries beyond the U.S.
In addition to publishing traditional text-based work, check out Cogitate - our audio broadcast - and the video series. We consider submissions in both categories, as well as cover art submissions.
Battery Pack only publishes stories up to seventy words in length. We prefer fast-paced, complete stories with a beginning, middle and end. We have a tendency to lean towards horror, but are happy to read in any genre.
Your title isn't part of your wordcount, so make the most of it to add to the story!
The Offbeat, a literary journal specializing in undisputedly unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art, is accepting submissions. Submit writing that is intriguing, eccentric, and, most importantly, “off the beaten path.”
We ask for different. We DO NOT mean unnecessarily explicit content produced purely for the purpose of being shocking. We are interested in quality.