Please note, these are the guidelines for regular submissions of poetry, flash fiction, short stories and CNF. If you are entering the Flash Fiction Contest, please go here.
Flash: We accept flash fiction of up to 1,000 words that have not been previously published elsewhere, either in print or online (including your own blog and social media). You may also include three pieces in one submission. Ensure all three are in one document and in the title field of the submission form, include the title of the first.
Short Stories: We accept short stories up to 5,000 words that have not been previously published elsewhere, either in print or online (including your own blog and social media).
Poetry: We welcome previously unpublished poetry and do not set a a word or line limit. You may also include three pieces in one submission. Ensure all three are in one document and in the title field of the submission form, include the title of the first.
CNF: We are also interested in previously unpublished Creative Non-Fiction and are not imposing word count restrictions at this time.
Reviews: Have you reviewed a novel, novella, chap book, or any piece that struck a chord with you? We’re interested. Let’s not get crazy on the length, but use as many words as it takes to get your ideas across.
Art: In addition, we are interested in illustrations for published work. The formatting of our posts dictates that these should be portrait orientation. Please review current posts on the site as reference and send proposed artwork to email@example.com.
We accept submission in English primarily from Canadian authors and especially welcome Toronto writers, though we’ll happily consider quality work from anybody anywhere.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please let us know straight away if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please submit only one piece at a time and wait for a response before you re-submit.
By submitting to The Blake-Jones Review you agree to grant First Serial Rights. Copyright reverts to the author on publication. Acknowledgement as first publisher would also be appreciated.
At this time, we cannot offer payment for your work, but we hope to be able to compensate all artists very soon. You’re all brilliant and very special to us.