As of April 1, 2022, submissions are only open to Canadian writers. This includes Canadian citizens living in Canada or abroad; those who identify as Indigenous; and/or residents of Canada (temporary residents or refugees).

US and international submissions will re-open on October 1, 2022.

Starting September 1, 2022, writer fees will increase from $35 to $50 per poem, and from $80 to $100 for prose (fiction/creative nonfiction), book reviews, and interviews!

About Plenitude Magazine

Plenitude Magazine is Canada's only queer literary magazine. We promote the growth and development of LGBTQ2S+ literature through online publication of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews by both emerging and established LGBTQ2S+ writers. We especially encourage BIPOC, trans, and/or disabled writers to submit their work.

All of Plenitude's poetry, prose, and book reviews are open sourced, free and available to read. We highly recommend reading examples of work in the genre you wish to submit to get a feel for our style.

  • Poetry: Up to five pages of poetry, single spaced, in a 12-point font. Each poem should appear on a new page. Submit one file per submission with all poems in the same document.
  • Fiction: One story per submission, double spaced, paginated, in a 12-point font, maximum 5,000 words. 
  • Creative Nonfiction: One piece per submission, double spaced, paginated, in a 12-point font, maximum 5,000 words. 
  • Book Reviews: Query the reviews editor for reviews (up to 1000 words): reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca
  • Articles: Query the reviews editor for articles (up to 3000 words): reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca

A cover letter in the document you upload is not necessary. Instead, please enter your name, mailing address, email address, title of submission, and a 50-word bio into the Cover Letter section of the form. Let us know if you self identify as BIPOC, trans, and/or disabled.

Please submit work only once per calendar year per genre. Multiple submissions in the same calendar year by the same writer will be rejected.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, in the event your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. We do not accept previously published work.

Response time ranges from one to six months.

Writers are paid $50 CAD per poem and $100 CAD per prose contribution (including book reviews and articles).

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

This call is for poetry submissions from Canadian writers. This includes Canadian citizens living in Canada or abroad; those who identify as Indigenous; and/or residents of Canada (temporary residents or refugees).

Send up to five pages of poetry, single spaced, in a 12-point font. Each poem should appear on a new page. Submit one file per submission with all poems in the same document.

A cover letter in the document you upload is not necessary. Instead, please enter your name, mailing address, email address, titles of poems, and a 50-word bio into the Cover Letter section of the form. Let us know if you self identify as BIPOC, trans, or disabled.

Please submit work only once per calendar year per genre. Multiple submissions in the same calendar year by the same writer will be rejected.

Writers are paid $50 CAD per poem.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, in the event your poetry is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. We do not accept previously published work.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

This call is for fiction submissions from Canadian writers. This includes Canadian citizens living in Canada or abroad; those who identify as Indigenous; and/or residents of Canada (temporary residents or refugees).

Send one short story, double spaced, paginated, in a 12-point font, maximum 5,000 words.

A cover letter in the document you upload is not necessary. Instead, please enter your name, mailing address, email address, title of short story, and a 50-word bio into the Cover Letter section of the form. Let us know if you self identify as BIPOC, trans, or disabled.

Please submit work only once per calendar year per genre. Multiple submissions in the same calendar year by the same writer will be rejected.

Writers are paid $100 CAD per short story.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, in the event your story is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. We do not accept previously published work.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

This call is for creative nonfiction submissions from Canadian writers. This includes Canadian citizens living in Canada or abroad; those who identify as Indigenous; and/or residents of Canada (temporary residents or refugees).

Send one CNF piece, double spaced, paginated, in a 12-point font, maximum 5,000 words.

A cover letter in the document you upload is not necessary. Instead, please enter your name, mailing address, email address, title of CNF piece, and a 50-word bio into the Cover Letter section of the form. Let us know if you self identify as BIPOC, trans, or disabled.

Please submit work only once per calendar year per genre. Multiple submissions in the same calendar year by the same writer will be rejected.

Writers are paid $100 CAD per CNF piece.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, in the event your story is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. We do not accept previously published work.

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

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