About Submissions

Soliloquies is looking for vibrant, unpublished poetry and prose in English by emerging and established authors. We want smart, confident work, from a variety of locations, backgrounds, perspectives and schools. 

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Poetry (up to four poems; max. 5 pages)

  • Fiction (up to two pieces; max. 3500 words)

  • Creative Non-Fiction (up to two pieces; max. 3500 words)

 

Poetry and prose submissions may include multiple pieces within the maximum page count or word count outlined above. Each new piece must begin on a new page.

 

While we allow simultaneous submissions, authors must notify us immediately if their work is accepted elsewhere. Soliloquies Anthology retains First North American Serial Rights, and the right to reproduce any work in our print publication online. Rights revert to authors after publication.

 

Note that when the journal is produced, writing is formatted within a 4.5 by 7 inch space. Please consider how these parameters will affect the presentation of the work you are submitting. Due to the short window between our deadline and printing date, formatting may be done by the design team, without the author’s consultation.

 

Soliloquies Anthology is committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences. It
would be a privilege to feature emerging writers of all ages, folks who are traditionally
underrepresented/marginalized, including creators who are Indigenous, Black, racialized,
Disabled, 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, and/or are otherwise affected by structural inequality, such as
survivors of assault, immigrants, classism, agism, incarceration, etc. In order for us to make
good on this mandate, we encourage you to let us know as much as you would like to,
knowing full well this information will be held in confidence and will be used solely to help us
uphold our mandate.

Notice: If you are a Montreal-based author, we ask you to please check the box pertaining to this in your submission, as we try to highlight local authors and take this into consideration when preparing the anthology for publication.

Submit electronically through our Submittable account at soliloquies.submittable.com/submit. Upload your submission in .docx or .doc format. Include your contact information, pronouns, the title(s) of your piece(s), any potential trigger warnings, and a brief biographical statement written in the third person in the Cover Letter field.​ The author’s name and any identifying information should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All submissions are read anonymously.

We do not consider submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines, incomplete submissions, and submissions received by email. If you have any difficulties or queries regarding the submissions process, please contact us at soliloquies.concordia@gmail.com.

There are presently no open call for submissions.