Wednesday 24 October 2012

Call For Submissions

The 40 Below Project is seeking unpublished submissions of short fiction, poetry, artwork, and creative non-fiction for an upcoming print anthology to be released in 2013. We are looking for works about or inspired by winter in Edmonton. We are actively searching for works from writers living in Edmonton or the surrounding area. Works from other writers may also be considered as long as the theme is upheld.

What we are looking for:

Short Fiction: maximum 3000 words. Any genre will do, as long as the theme of winter in Edmonton is explored. This is your chance to show the world a side of your city that few people see. Be creative. Be bold. Remember that sometimes it gets so cold that your eyelids freeze shut in the early mornings. Write!

Poetry: What is Edmonton in winter if not a poet's paradise? Why do snowflakes have so many patterns? Where do the magpies go when it's 40 below zero? Poets may submit up to 3 poems at once. Please keep them a reasonable length. Remember that Robert Frost is watching you. Make your words sing.

Non-Fiction: What exactly is non-fiction? We have no idea. Show us what you've got. If you have an essay or a creative non-fiction piece that fits into our theme then send it along. Is winter a better time for truth or a better time for lies? Tell us why. Tell us everything you know. Please limit your piece to 3000 words.

Visual Art: Books need covers and sometimes books even need pictures to go on the inside. If you have any winter in Edmonton inspired artwork (photography, painting, etc.), we don't know how much artwork will be accepted, but please do send along anything you think would fit into our project.

Contributors whose pieces are accepted will be paid an honorarium and receive contributor copies of the finished product.

We are using Submittable to organize all our submissions. Any questions or concerns can be directed to

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