Calls for submissions & opportunities: Spring 2024

Spring is here, and everything’s slowly blooming into life ⎯ we hope your creativity is creeping out of hibernation, too. Here’s a list of opportunities, calls for submissions and contests, grants, and more!


Calls for submission: Artists

Filling Station | Art | Ongoing

Event Magazine | Illustrations | Ongoing

SAD Mag | Sub­mis­sions from painters, illus­tra­tors, pho­tog­ra­phers, video­g­ra­phers, and other artists who have lived or worked in Vancouver, Canada | Ongoing

Maisonneuve | Comics (1-2 pages) | Ongoing

Printed Matter, Inc | Artists books, zines, and print ephemera engaging with ideas of decolonization, resistance, interconnected solidarity | Ongoing

The New Quarterly | Cover art | Ongoing


Calls for submission: Writers

The Fiddlehead  | Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction | By Mar 31

The Capilano Review | Poetry, prose, or other short experimental forms | By April 1

The Ex-Puritan | Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, interviews | By April 1

The New Quarterly | Fiction, poetry | March 1st – August 31st or until submission cap is reached

Acacia Magazine | Call for submissions *for all folks who identify as or with Muslims | Ongoing

Filling Station | Non-Fiction | Ongoing

The Malahat Review | Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction | Ongoing 

SAD Mag | Pitches, prose, poetry for web | Ongoing

Maisonneuve | Articles, features, reviews, letters | Ongoing


Literary contests

Room Magazine | Fiction Contest | By Mar 31

The New Quarterly | Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest |  By Mar 28

Grain Magazine | Short Grain Contest | By April 1

Pulp Literature | The Magpie Award for Poetry | By April 15

The Malahat Review | Far Horizons Award for Poetry | By May 1


Funding & other opportunities

Access Copyright Foundation | Professional Development Grants * for creators, arts professionals, organizations and publishers | By Apr 1

BC Arts Council | Arts Impact Grants | April 2

Upstart & Crow | Upstart Writing Residency *applicants must be based in or have ties to BC | April 15

Canada Council | Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples – Long Term projects | By May 8

Canada Council | Literary Publishing Projects | May 1

Botín Foundation | Botín Foundation Art Grants | May 3

Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Grant for visual artists who work on paper | Ongoing

YVR Art Foundation | Aspiring Artist Awards *for BC and Yukon First Nations youth age 15-20 | Ongoing


Happy submitting!

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