Inner City Stories Chapbook Series 0

A project of Loft on EIGHTH Press

About

We are looking for works of fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and collections of poetry to inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape Calgary through the complexity, history, beauty and stories of our inner inner-city communities. What is it about Calgary’s older neighbourhoods that draws you in? It is the modern-day hustle and bustle or something more nostalgic? Your grandmother’s house, a corner store, a tale you once heard about a cat that everyone claimed was theirs? Submissions do not necessarily have to be about that an inner-city neighborhood, but should at least have a brush with it. Something that, when read, makes us connect more deeply with our understanding of Calgary. We’re looking for energy on the paper and submissions that are emotionally grounded, that compels us and will grab the reader by the lapels. And that setting? We want to know the curbs, the trees, that creepy house down the street, the corner store intimately…

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to residents of Calgary.

Country of Publication

Canada

Audience

Canadians, People in a specific region.

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region, Urban areas, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Story Collection Story CollectionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
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.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region, Urban areas, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction CollectionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
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 Open

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region, Urban areas, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Chapbook Poetry ChapbookUp to 20 pages.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
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: 25 Sep 2019
Last Checked: 19 Nov 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Aug 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Feb 2019

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