Canthius celebrates poetry and prose by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers. The magazine is published bi-annually on the unceded territory of the Anishinaabeg and the traditional territory of the Ojibway and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Recognizing the historical underrepresentation of certain groups in the Canadian literary arts, we are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourages Indigenous women, Black women, and women of colour, to submit. We welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.

Please limit prose submissions to 3,500 words. We accept short fiction, creative non-fiction, and other forms of experimental prose. 

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you have submitted to Canthius.

Please include a header on each page of your submission with your name. Along with your submission, please include a cover letter that states your name, home address, email address, phone number, the date and the name(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting. For prose submissions please include a word and page count in your cover letter.  Finally, your cover letter should include a short bio that tells us a bit about yourself and lists your previous publications, if any.

Please note, Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. For this reason, we open submissions across different calendar months. Please plan accordingly if you can, and reach out to us if you have any difficulty submitting during our open submission periods.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

NOTE: If you would like to withdraw your submission, please use the “Withdraw” option in Submittable. If you submitted more than one piece in your submission and would only like to withdraw one, please use the “Messaging” function in Submittable to notify us immediately (do not use the “Note” function in Submittable).

Please limit prose submissions to 3,500 words. We accept short fiction, creative non-fiction, and other forms of experimental prose. 

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you have submitted to Canthius.

Please include a header on each page of your submission that states your name. Along with your submission, please include a cover letter that states your name, home address, email address, phone number, the date and the name(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting. For prose submissions please include a word and page count in your cover letter. Finally, your cover letter should include a short bio that tells us a bit about yourself and lists your previous publications, if any.

Please note, Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. For this reason, we open submissions across different calendar months. Please plan accordingly if you can, and reach out to us if you have any difficulty submitting during our open submission periods.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

* Submissions with donations are treated the same as all other submissions. For those who can and would like to support the work we do, we appreciate the contribution. All donations go directly into the costs of producing the journal. 

NOTE: If you would like to withdraw your submission, please use the “Withdraw” option in Submittable. If you submitted more than one piece in your submission and would only like to withdraw one, please use the “Messaging” function in Submittable to notify us immediately (do not use the “Note” function in Submittable). 

Please limit poetry submissions to 5 poems.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you have submitted to Canthius.

Please include a header on each page of your submission with your name. Along with your submission, please include a cover letter that states your name, home address, email address, phone number, the date and the name(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting. Finally, your cover letter should include a short bio that tells us a bit about yourself and lists your previous publications, if any.

Please note, Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. For this reason, we open submissions across different calendar months. Please plan accordingly if you can, and reach out to us if you have any difficulty submitting during our open submission periods.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

NOTE: If you would like to withdraw your submission, please use the “Withdraw” option in Submittable. If you submitted more than one piece in your submission and would only like to withdraw one, please use the “Messaging” function in Submittable to notify us immediately (do not use the “Note” function in Submittable).

Please limit poetry submissions to 5 poems.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you have submitted to Canthius.

Please include a header on each page of your submission with your name. Along with your submission, please include a cover letter that states your name, home address, email address, phone number, the date and the name(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting. Finally, your cover letter should include a short bio that tells us a bit about yourself and lists your previous publications, if any.

Please note, Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. For this reason, we open submissions across different calendar months. Please plan accordingly if you can, and reach out to us if you have any difficulty submitting during our open submission periods.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

* Submissions with donation are treated the same as all other submissions. For those who can and would like to support the work we do, we appreciate the contribution. All donations go directly into the costs of producing the journal. 

NOTE: If you would like to withdraw your submission, please use the “Withdraw” option in Submittable. If you submitted more than one piece in your submission and would only like to withdraw one, please use the “Messaging” function in Submittable to notify us immediately (do not use the “Note” function in Submittable).

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