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Canthius is a Canadian literary magazine publishing poetry and prose by women and genderqueer writers, including transgender men, nonbinary and Two-Spirit writers. Published out of Ottawa and Toronto, Canthius has featured new writing from Hoa Nguyen, Doyali Islam, Jen Currin, Whitney French and artwork from Caroline Monnet, Winnie Truong, and Alisha Davidson. Every issue of Canthius is a unique art object printed by Toronto's Vide Press on a risograph printer with soy ink. We believe that we empower others and ourselves when we encourage cis and trans women to engage in public literary space through publication. Recognizing the historical underrepresentation of certain groups in the Canadian literary arts, we are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage women of colour, including Indigenous and Black women, to submit here.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to women and genderqueer people.

Country of Publication

Canada

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Females, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 3,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019
Last Checked: 08 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Nov 2015

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