Calls for submissions & opportunities: Summer 2024

This summer, stay juicy with these very cool calls for submissions!


Calls for submission: Artists

Room Magazine | Black-and-white art about Humour | Ongoing

Filling Station | Art  | Ongoing

The Walrus | Illustration and Photography | Ongoing

Maisonneuve | Comics, photo essays | Ongoing

SAD Magazine | Illustration and Photography * by artists who have lived or worked in Vancouver, Canada  | Ongoing 

Strange Horizons | Original art | Ongoing 

Just Femme & Dandy | Text and multimedia submissions about drag | By Aug 3


Calls for submission: Writers

Room Magazine | Poetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction about Humour | Ongoing

SAD Magazine | story pitches or poetry and prose on TIME  | By June 30

The Ex-Puritan | Fiction, Poetry, Essays, Reviews, Interviews | By July 15

Arc Poetry Magazine | Poetry | By July 31

Filling Station | Non-fiction | Ongoing

Strange Horizons | Poetry, Creative Nonfiction | Ongoing

The Offing | writing of any length and genre which relates to, or draws on, science and the natural world | Ongoing


Literary contests

Room Magazine | 2024 Creative Non-Fiction Contest  | By June 30

Arc Poetry Magazine | Arc Award of Awesomeness | By June 30

The Malahat Review | Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize  | By Aug 1

Room Magazine | 2024 Poetry Contest  | July 1- Aug 30 

Arc Poetry Magazine | Diana Brebner Prize | By Sept 4


Funding & other opportunities

The City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Writers Fest | Applications for Vancouver’s Poet Laureate | By June 26 

BC Arts Council | Early Career Development Grant | By July 10

The Writers Union of Canada | BIPOC Writers Connect | By July 15

Canada Arts Council | Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples  – Short-Term Projects | By July 17

Annick Press | Mentorship Program Supporting Writers Who Have Been Historically Excluded from Children’s Publishing | Opens Sept 3

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

Canada Arts Council | Professional Development for Artists | Ongoing


Happy submitting!

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