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Calls for Submissions

To current and former Ottawa residents, workers and students:
    July 15, 2007 is the deadline to submit poetry for the August issue
    **Please consult the guidelines on** then send poems
    Poems published on between September, 2006 and August,
    2007 will be considered for the 2007 John Newlove Poetry Award. This
    year's judge is George Elliott Clarke. This is the last month to be
    eligible for consideration for the Newlove Award this year. The
    winner gets the chance to read at the Ottawa International Writers
    Festival and the opportunity to have a chapbook published through
    Bywords, plus a copy of John Newlove selected poems (Chaudiere Books).
    Thanks to everyone who has submitted poems!
    Come to Bywords Summer Reading, featuring the sultry blues of John
    Carroll and the poetry of Matt Beanish, Martin Cooney, Anne
    LeDressay, cb forrest, Sean Moreland, Mark Sokolowski and Carol A.
    Stephen (Sunday, July 15; 2pm; Chapters, 47 Rideau Street)
    For poetry, literary events, news, links and hard-to-find poetry
    collections and chapbooks by Ottawa writers, please go to .
    Amanda Earl
    Managing Editor
    PO Box 937
    Station B
    K1P 5P9


Chaudiere Books

Ottawa literary publisher Chaudiere Books is seeking submissions by
Canadian writers of short fiction of no more than 1,500 to 2,000 words for
an upcoming anthology project.  Seeking vibrant, engaging works perhaps
more language than narrative, but not exclusively. Please send works no
later than August 15, 2007 to Chaudiere Books, c/o 858 Somerset Street
West, main floor, Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R7 (include s.a.s.e. if you expect
work returned) or over email to

For more information on Chaudiere Books,
check out

stonezones: a series of regionally-defined issues

#1 Spring/Summer 2007Calgary
#2 Fall/Winter 2007--Montreal
:: send work that grapples with issues of the physical place: geography,
landscape, architecture, space, civic planning, portraits, history,
ecology, urban studies, etc.

:: stonestone::

:: Send electronic submissions to

Sorrowland Press

New online serial mag seeks work…

Sorrowland Press is seeking poetry and short stories (under 200 words) for upcoming issues of its online magazine, Dance to Death. No payment. Details here:

Any question email

Other pertinent information:

Deadline: Ongoing

Official Website:

Payment: None


Thank you,


The Voice

    THE VOICE is a new women's literary magazine that will be published
    quarterly in Ottawa, beginning in July 2006. It will include women's poetry,
    short-short stories and artwork.
    please email any submissions to
    All submissions must be the submitter's own original work.



bloom oon

Submissions Call -

blue moon cut & paste poetry journal has become bloom oon surrealist journal.  In our first issue, due this summer, the surrealist theme will be loose allowing for personal interpretation. Loosely taken, most poetry is surreal because surrealism was originally intended to be primarily revolutionary - returning writing and the arts to the proletariat and subverting the bourgeois upper-class. In later issues we'll look for more strictly surreal and dada writing.

Still looking for a few items to fill out issue 1. No fixed deadline but soon is good.Submissions welcome via or email for current post address.

Please be advised we have a new info website at

Laurie Fuhr


Black Bile Press


Front&Centre - a magazine of new short fiction, book reviews and commentary - is looking for short stories for upcoming issues. We're after edgy contemporary realism, i.e., quality short fiction far
from typical CanLit conservatism. Send previously unpublished
short fiction in hard copy form only, along with a cover letter that
includes a short biographical note and full contact details, to:

Matthew Firth
573 Gainsborough Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 2Y6

All submissions must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient Canadian postage or International Reply Coupons for a reply OR clearly list a valid email address for a reply. Replies are not sent to submissions without a SASE or valid email address. Sample copies of the magazine can be ordered for $6.00 (cheque made payable to "M. Firth"). It is strongly encouraged that would-be contributors read an issue before submitting fiction.

For more details and complete submission guidelines,
please visit the Black Bile Press website:
and follow the Front&Centre link.