Last Updated December 1, 2020

Submission Period

 

Issue 5 submissions are now open! The submission period will run from December 1, 2020, until January 1, 2021, or earlier if we reach our submission cap. Check our Twitter page for any changes or announcements about the closing date.

We kindly ask for writers whose work we have previously published to wait one (1) year after publication of the issue their work was featured in before submitting to us again––but do submit again once this time has passed!

Please read our guidelines before submitting to us.

What We're Looking For:

Whether poetry or fiction, we are particularly interested in reading work that will transport us, that will have us still thinking about it hours or days after reading it. We encourage you to read previous issues to see if your work may be a good fit for our journal as our focus can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint in terms of genre, and we tend to curate our issues so all pieces work together. 

Our editors are fascinated by the awe-inspiring, almost mystical elements of the world––those that help elicit wonder, or fear even. We want to read about different ways to experience or live our lives, strong emotions in difficult realities, escaping to a better place, tender moments, the good, the bad, and everything in between, whether real or imagined. In short, we love beautiful, gut-wrenching, purposeful writing that encourages us to feel connected to others. We are open to a wide range of genres (literary, experimental, fantasy, horror with a purpose) including genre-blending. Please note, however, that heavy gore, gratuitous violence, and erotica are unlikely to find a home with us.

Savant-Garde encourages individuals regardless of ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity to share their stories. As a Canada-based journal, we strive to feature work of Canada-based authors or work that itself has a tie to this country in every issue, especially alongside work and creators who come from all over the world. 

Below, you will find the fiction and poetry guidelines. Please make sure to follow them before submitting.

Fiction Guidelines

 

  • Submissions of fiction should be no longer than 3,000 words.

  • Please submit only one piece per issue and wait for a response before submitting again.
     

Send submissions as attachments to: savantgardesubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: fiction submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count and a brief bio in your email. You are welcome to disclose any additional information about yourself or your work if you believe it may be relevant. We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns with us to ensure we can address you properly.

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), and they should be double spaced, in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with numbered pages, titled as follows: fiction submission_yourname.doc.

Please only add your name to the top right or left of the document's first page, rather than in the headers, as it makes it easier for us to remove identifying information for our readers who read your work anonymously.

Poetry Guidelines

 

  • Due to the flexible nature of the medium, there are no formatting rules for submissions of poetry, except we ask that you use spaces instead of tabs.

  • We do ask that poetry be submitted as a portfolio of no more than five poems, and that each poem should be no longer than two pages. There are no minimums.

 

Send submissions as one document in an attachment to: savantgardesubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: Poetry submission_yourname.


Please include your name (pen name, if you have one), the title of the story, the word count and a brief bio in your email. You are welcome to disclose any additional information about yourself or your work if you believe it may be relevant. We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns with us to ensure we can address you properly.

 

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), with numbered pages, and titled as follows: poetry submission_yourname.doc. Please begin every new poem on a new page, inserting a page break. Please use spaces instead of tabs to shape or format your poems as it makes it easier for us when formatting our issue.

Please only add your name to the top right or left of the document's first page, rather than in the headers, as it makes it easier for us to remove identifying information for our readers who read your work anonymously.

 

Please Note:

 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions provided that we are notified if/when the submission is accepted elsewhere.

  • If you submit a piece and do not receive a verification email within 24 hours, please query. 

  • Savant-Garde pays a $20 CAD honourarium for every piece published.

  • Once a piece has been published all rights return to the author. All that we ask, is to be credited as the initial publisher.

  • We encourage you to read previous issues to see if your work may be a good fit for our journal as our focus can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint in terms of genre, and we tend to curate our issues so all pieces work together. 

  • We are open to a wide range of genres (literary, experimental, fantasy, horror with a purpose) including genre-blending.

  • Heavy gore, gratuitous violence, and erotica are unlikely to find a home with us.

  • We do not publish blatantly sexist, racist, or discriminatory pieces. Please do not submit them.

 

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