Last Call for Submissions

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Last Call for Submissions

The deadline to apply for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline is January 15, 2020!

New Forum is a new literary magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork and photography from writers and artists living in Alberta. New Forum is a revival of Forum magazine, a grassroots feminist magazine published from 1988 to 2002 by the Calgary Women’s Writing Project.

Our submissions deadline for Volume 2 + flash fiction contest closes January 15, 2020, at midnight.

All details can be found by visiting

New Forum’s general submission guidelines:

  • We particularly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices in Canadian literature.
  • Work is accepted up until midnight on January 15, 2020.
  • All contributors are paid $50 upon publication.

Poetry: You may submit a maximum of five poems.

Fiction and Non-Fiction: Maximum 2,500 words per submission (if your work is a bit longer than 2,500 words, we will consider it, but it may be cut down due to space restrictions).

Visual Art: Up to five low-resolution samples; if accepted for publication, we will require high-resolution images via Dropbox or another file hosting service. We accept submissions in colour for cover consideration, but images inside the magazine are printed in black and white.

  • Please be sure to send us work that has not been previously published in print or on-line.
  • Please double-space and include a page number on each page.
  • Please include your first and last name in the file.
  • Include a cover letter with a brief bio.

Let us know in your cover letter if you have submitted your work to other publications, and please let us know immediately if your work is accepted in another publication. If you have submitted more than one piece and still want us to consider the rest of your submission for publication, please send us a new submission without the accepted work.

We do not charge for submissions except for our flash fiction contest.

Submit by email to

Contributors must be living in the province of Alberta.

The New Forum flash fiction contest can be viewed by visiting

Our 2020 Flash Fiction Prize will be awarded to the best flash fiction piece that’s 250 words or less, submitted by a resident of Alberta.

If you’d like to enter, please read the guidelines below, pay the entry fee online at and submit your submission to

Prize: $250 and publication in New Forum Volume 2
Entry Fee: $20 (includes a copy of New Forum)

Contest Details:

  • Anyone who is a resident of Alberta can enter.
  • Your entry must not have been previously published anywhere, either online or in print, and not entered simultaneously into another contest.
  • One flash fiction per entry; if you would like additional entries, you can purchase additional entry fees.
  • Each entry includes a copy of New Forum magazine.
  • For additional entries, if you would like to send New Forum to a friend, you can include their contact information in the shipping address section.
  • New Forum reserves first print rights for the flash fiction piece. After publication, the author retains all rights to the flash fiction piece.
  • Please double-space and include a page number on each page.
  • Do not include your name on the submission itself so it’s anonymous to our editorial collective—not on the header, footer, title or anywhere else on the document.

Send your entry to

If you have not paid the entry fee, your submission will be disqualified.

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