Canadian writers! This is a special time-limited call for submissions, open until April 16th. We especially want to hear from you if:

You have a story that may be overlooked elsewhere (too strange, too funny, too frightening).


You come from a place or a people whose voice is often not heard.


  • Send your story of less than 4000 words to Please paste your story in the body of the email.
  • Include a brief cover letter mentioning where you’re from.

That’s it! Thank you to everyone who has sent in a story so far (either here or previously through duosuma). Most submissions should receive a response by the end of April. Payment for Issue 2 will be $50 to $200 per story, plus two contributor copies.

Submission guidelines

Canadian writers only for this call. Simultaneous submissions are fine, just notify us right away if your story is accepted elsewhere. Stories must be previously unpublished. Please submit no more than one story per year. Please do not query before three months have passed.