Our goal is to publish well-written, solidly researched journalism about Southwestern Ontario. Profiles of people or businesses doing interesting things appeal to us. Anything taking place in the region that a broader audience might read also appeals to us. Please send queries to email@example.com
We are always on the lookout for compelling fiction, poetry and essays. We put no restrictions on genre, but you must live in Southwestern Ontario or write about the region. Your work must be unpublished.
We welcome mysteries, romance, steam punk, an excerpt from a literary masterpiece (yours, of course) and even graphic stories. We don’t care if your work is only two words long. However, we do care that your two words are well written and, if you choose to write more than two words, you do not exceed 8,000 well-written words. (Please include a word count in your submission.) Our attention span does not go beyond 8,000 words. Sorry.
We will reject manuscripts that feature any other point size, typeface or line spacing.
October 23, for publication in November 2016
January 22 2017, for publication in February 2017
April 23 for publication in May 2017
July 23 for publication in August 2017
October 22 for publication in November 2017
January 2018 for publication in February 2018
We love poetry, especially finely crafted poetry. The subject doesn't matter. You may send up to three poems at a time.
Unless you have an artistic reason not to (e.g., you’re a proponent of concrete poetry), please set your poems in 12-point Times New Roman. Single line spaces will do.
September 25, for publication in October 2016
December 18, for publication in January 2017
March 26 for publication in April 2017
June 25 for publication in July 2017
September 24 for publication in October 2017
Personal essays, non-personal essays, musings on the universe and Southwestern Ontario's role in it — all are good. We want your thoughts, observations, theories and visions. The more you can back up your argument, the better.
What do you think of theatre’s future in the region? How about music? What’s your bead on public transport? What's your favourite memory of growing up in the rural southwest? What will climate change mean to Ontario?
November 20, for publication in December 2016
February 26 for publication in March 2017
May 21 for publication in June 2017
August 27 for publication in September 2017
November 26 for publication in December 2017