call for submissions
Canthius is currently accepting submissions of poetry and prose on any theme. Please see guidelines below for information on how to submit.
Submission deadline: April 1, 2019
* Canthius is committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourages women of colour, including Indigenous and Black women, to submit. We welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.
We consider unpublished work of poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction – we welcome experimental works). Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you've submitted to Canthius.
Along with your submission, please include a cover letter with your name, home address, email address, phone number, the date, and the name(s) of the piece(s) you're submitting. If you are comfortable disclosing your racial background and/or gender identity in your cover letter, we encourage you to do so. This information will be held in confidence and will be used solely to help us uphold our mandate to publish diverse work. For prose submissions, please include a word and page count in your cover letter. Please include a header on each page of your submission with your name, address, and email address. Finally, your cover letter should include a short bio that tells us a bit about yourself and lists your previous publications, if any.
We respond to all submissions by email. Our average response time is 12 to 15 weeks. Please be sure to designate Canthius as an approved sender to prevent our response from being caught in your email spam filters.
Writers accepted for publication will receive $15 per poem and $50 per work of prose. Contributors will also receive a complimentary a copy of the issue and a discounted price on any further copies of the issue in which their work appears.
Thanks for sharing your writing with us – we can't wait to read it!