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Blank Spaces

Literary Magazine







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We are an affordable, quarterly magazine, offering you the very best in Canadian talent with a specific focus on literary arts.

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Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3500 words max

Max words: 3500

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: CA$ 6


Submission fee: CA$ 3

No specific limitations


Min pieces: 3

Submission fee: CA$ 3


Submission fee: CA$ 3

Photo essay


Submission fee: CA$ 3

No specific limitations


Submission fee: CA$ 3

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    In the body of the email/cover letter begin by introducing yourself. No pressure, we just want to fall in love with you. If you have publishing credits, great. If not, great. We'll celebrate your portfolio with you but certainly don't require it. We expect your work to speak for itself. Tell us a little about your submission: bait us with a hook, reel us in with a brief synopsis, and let us know what section of the magazine you think it would fit into. Offer us links to your website and social media accounts so we can get to know you even better.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    Canadian writers/artists only

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    Contributors retain all the rights to their own work. (Please alert us if you're submitting a simultaneous submission.) As a courtesy, we request that you refrain from submitting your accepted work anywhere else until three months after the date of publication.

  • Additional info

    Accept work only from Canadian creatives Submission fee: $6 for a fiction feature, $3 for everything else. Free submission months: September, December, March, and June We are currently plugging feature fiction into issues two years in advance. You are certainly still welcome to submit, just with the understanding that you will have to be patient if your piece is accepted for publication. We are actively seeking art and photography submissions for earlier issues, so please send those along without hesitation. Simultaneous submissions and work previously published on your own blog or website are both okay. If the work has been previously published in print (or on an online space you do not own) let us know when and where and be sure you have the proper rights to allow us to republish. Contributors to the magazine will receive a complimentary one year digital subscription to Blank Spaces, beginning with the issue their work appears in. Contributors will also be invited to purchase a print copy(s) at a discounted rate.

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