Filling Station Magazine is calling for submissions/How to Submit(Payment+Publication)

Filling Station accepts singular or simultaneous submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, critical non-fiction (about literature and occasionally about visual art), and visual art.

Filling Station is always on the hunt for great writing and artwork! Please note that Submittable is now the only method for receiving submissions.

Despite being a small, volunteer-run non-profit magazine, filling Station believes that all magazines should pay their contributors. In addition to a complimentary 3-Issue Subscription ($30 value) and a discount on future renewals and subscriptions, filling Station offers each of its contributors a $25 honorarium. Should a selected contributor already subscribe to the magazine, they can either extend their subscription by 3 issues, or gift it to somebody else of their choosing.

General Submission Guidelines for Filling Stations Call for Submissions:

  • Before submitting to filling Station, please see the genre-specific submission instructions below.
  • All submissions should be submitted through Submittable.
  • Please note that for all submissions, you must include a mailing address and short bio (25 – 75 words) with your submission. A submission lacking a mailing address and bio will be considered incomplete.
  • For Art submissions, an Artist’s Statement regarding the submitted portfolio of work is required.
  • Please attach your submission as both a text document and a PDF, especially if your work incorporates visual elements we shall have to replicate. This ensures that your published work looks as true to the original submitted document possible.
  • Filling Station is willing to consider simultaneous submissions.
  • If you are informed that any work sent to filling Station has been selected for publication elsewhere, please contact the appropriate editor with this information via email as soon as possible and CC mgmt@fillingstation.ca.

Filling Station Call for Submissions

Genre-Specific Submission Guidelines:

Fiction

  •  Submit up to 10 pages (submissions at the upper end of this length spectrum will need to be of exceptional quality to be considered) via Submittable.
  • They will be pleased to receive any of the following fiction: flash fiction, postcard fiction, short fiction, experimental fiction that diverges from the usual subgenre categories, a novel excerpt that can stand alone, or a combination of these subgenres.
  • Please do not resubmit or send additional submissions until you have received a response to your first submission.
  • A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 – 75 words) will be considered incomplete. Due to the high volume of submissions, fiction accepts submissions only via Submittable.

Poetry

  • Submit up to 6 pages of poetry via Submittable.
  • If your poem is spaced in a particular way, please make sure to use spaces, never tabs, so that they will accurately replicate your layout.
  • Also be sure to upload your submission as a PDF file in addition to the text document.
  • A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 – 75 words) will be considered incomplete.
  • Due to the high volume of submissions, poetry accepts submissions only via Submittable.

Nonfiction

  • You are encouraged to submit experimental interviews, articles, reviews, and creative nonfiction.
  • Please note that filling Station will generally not accept reviews of non-experimental literature unless the review itself is experimental.
  • They are looking to engage with and draw attention to literature that pushes the boundaries of genre, form, methodology, style, etc.
  • Submit 2 pieces of any such kind via Submittable.
  • If you have concerns about suitability, feel free to send a query to nonfiction@fillingstation.ca.
  • While questions or concerns may be received by email, Nonfiction accepts submissions only via Submittable.
  • There is no specified page limit for non-fiction submissions, but note that we rarely publish non-ficton that is longer than 10 pages.
  • A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 – 75 words) will be considered incomplete.
  • If you are interested in reviewing a book for filling Station, please peruse our updated list of Books Received or elect to review a book of your choice that you own.

Art

  • Please submit 5-7 lower res samples via Submittable.
  • If interested, they will request pieces or additional work in 300 dpi or greater via Drop Box or similar, or on a disc.
  • Art accepts initial, low res submissions only via Submittable.
  • High resolution images must be provided upon request before we can finalize selection.
  • A submission lacking mailing address, bio (25 – 75 words) and artist’s statement will be considered incomplete.

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