Canthius is an intersectional feminist magazine that publishes poetry and prose by writers of marginalized gender identities, including trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, agender, cis women, genderqueer, GNC, and intersex writers. We are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage Indigenous women, Black women, and women of colour to submit. We also welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.

Submissions for Issue 14 (TRASH) will be open from February 25th to April 1st, 2024. 

$5.00

Call for themed submissions: 

Canthius is seeking submissions on the theme of TRASH for its 14th issue. Whether you write about the things we throw away, ignore, discard, or scavenge for, we want to read your poems, prose, and hybrid works. How do you define trash? How does trash intersect with our ecological and social spheres and communities? How do we live, breathe, and write trash? In what ways do we embody, become, reject what is worthless? Do you think trash is beautiful, valuable, something to be treasured? Who defines what is or is not our filth? 

Send us your work about treasures you’ve reclaimed, leftovers, pulpiness, messiness, griminess, and excessiveness. What you’re afraid to touch with a ten foot pole. In short, send us your trashiest and filthiest work. 

Poetry submission guidelines: 

Please limit poetry submissions to 3 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 that Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. Every first of the month, the cap is reset and the forms will open again. 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).

$5.00

Call for themed submissions: 

Canthius is seeking submissions on the theme of TRASH for its 14th issue. Whether you write about the things we throw away, ignore, discard, or scavenge for, we want to read your poems, prose, and hybrid works. How do you define trash? How does trash intersect with our ecological and social spheres and communities? How do we live, breathe, and write trash? In what ways do we embody, become, reject what is worthless? Do you think trash is beautiful, valuable, something to be treasured? Who defines what is or is not our filth? 

Send us your work about treasures you’ve reclaimed, leftovers, pulpiness, messiness, griminess, and excessiveness. What you’re afraid to touch with a ten foot pole. In short, send us your trashiest and filthiest work. 

Prose submission guidelines: 

Please limit prose submissions to 2,500 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 that Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. Every first of the month, the cap is reset and the forms will open again. 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).

Call for themed submissions: 

Canthius is seeking submissions on the theme of TRASH for its 14th issue. Whether you write about the things we throw away, ignore, discard, or scavenge for, we want to read your poems, prose, and hybrid works. How do you define trash? How does trash intersect with our ecological and social spheres and communities? How do we live, breathe, and write trash? In what ways do we embody, become, reject what is worthless? Do you think trash is beautiful, valuable, something to be treasured? Who defines what is or is not our filth? 

Send us your work about treasures you’ve reclaimed, leftovers, pulpiness, messiness, griminess, and excessiveness. What you’re afraid to touch with a ten foot pole. In short, send us your trashiest and filthiest work. 

Poetry submission guidelines: 

Please limit poetry submissions to 3 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 that Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. Every first of the month, the cap is reset and the forms will open again. 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).

Call for themed submissions: 

Canthius is seeking submissions on the theme of TRASH for its 14th issue. Whether you write about the things we throw away, ignore, discard, or scavenge for, we want to read your poems, prose, and hybrid works. How do you define trash? How does trash intersect with our ecological and social spheres and communities? How do we live, breathe, and write trash? In what ways do we embody, become, reject what is worthless? Do you think trash is beautiful, valuable, something to be treasured? Who defines what is or is not our filth? 

Send us your work about treasures you’ve reclaimed, leftovers, pulpiness, messiness, griminess, and excessiveness. What you’re afraid to touch with a ten foot pole. In short, send us your trashiest and filthiest work. 

Prose submission guidelines: 

Please limit prose submissions to 2,500 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 that Submittable caps the number of submissions we can receive during each calendar month. Every first of the month, the cap is reset and the forms will open again. 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).

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