About / Submission Guidelines

Montréal Writes is an online, non-profit literary journal, publishing issues monthly. We accept short stories (both fiction and non-fiction), poetry, artwork and photography. Founded in Montréal, our goal is to give you the recognition you deserve, and provide you with a platform to share, interact, and discover emerging artists.

 


 

BEFORE SUBMITTING, please read the following guidelines:

– We will not consider work that has appeared elsewhere, either in print or online. Please specify in your cover letter if your work is exclusive to us.

– We do NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

– All submissions are to be sent by e-mail to submit@montrealwrites.com, and are published with the intent of enriching our online community.

– Please note that we respond to all submissions by e-mail. Our average response time is within one – four weeks. Getting back to you is our top priority, and we ensure that we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

– If you are using Hotmail or Gmail, be sure that e-mails from Montréal Writes do not get shifted into Junk or Spam folders. In order to prevent such a situation, be sure to list Montréal Writes as an approved sender.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All work must be sent to submit@montrealwrites.com, with the title of your piece and your full name (first and last) in the subject bar.

You must also include a brief cover letter with the following:

– Your name (in the same format you wish to see it appear alongside your publication)

– E-mail address or other means of contact listed

– Short writer/artist biography about yourself (1-5 lines)

– An accurate word count of your piece

 

SHORT STORIES (INCLUDES FICTION AND NON-FICTION)

– 1,000 to 3,000 words

– Please send your story in Microsoft Word format, and ensure that it is in a legible font (Times New Roman preferable, size 12). Kindly indicate the page number at the bottom margin of each page.

– Check spelling and grammar!!! Ensure that formatting of dialogue is done correctly.

 

POETRY (INCLUDES SINGLE POEMS OR COLLECTIONS)

– Max 100 lines

– Collections range from 3-10 pages

– If you are submitting multiple poems for consideration, please do so in one document and start each on a new page. (Indicate that it is not a collection if you do so).

 

ARTWORK (INCLUDES INSTALLATION ART, DRAWINGS, SKETCHES, PAINTINGS, GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK, ETC.)

– Send us a maximum of 1 piece per submission (unless you are submitting a collection)

– Please indicate the title, medium, size and date (optional) of your piece. You may also submit a short artists statement or a description of the piece.

– Kindly send the work in either JPEG or PNG format (maximum of 1MB sized – please notify us if you require more)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (INCLUDES SINGLE PHOTOS OR COLLECTIONS)

– Send us a maximum of 5-7 photos per submission (can vary depending on collection, simply let us know in advance)

– Please indicate the title, medium, size and date (optional) of your piece. You may also submit a short artists statement or a description of the piece.

– Kindly send the work in either JPEG or PNG format (maximum of 1MB sized – please notify us if you require more)

 

Please note: When we publish your work, it will first be available on our website, and then compiled according to month in an electronic magazine. Provided there is sufficient funding, the work published on the website and in the monthly issues will be further compiled, either bi-annually or annually, and will be printed in a physical journal.

 

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WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU…

To see your work published on Montréal Writes, send us your stuff at submit@montrealwrites.com.

Have any questions? Send them to mtlwrites@gmail.com.

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