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Canada Day Issue

For the rest of June 2019, we are looking for pieces created by Canadian writers or pieces about Canada and the Canadian Experience. Where you currently live is irrelevant, but your piece must fall under the above umbrella. It is our hope we can launch a Canadian online issue on July 1st (Canada Day).


Statement of Inclusivity:

We can’t believe we even need to do this, but let’s put it this way: if you have written something, we want to read it, regardless of gender, race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. Since this site publishes author bios, we will absolutely include whatever pronouns you identify with. It’s your bio.

Regular Guidelines:

Flash: We accept flash fiction of up to 1,000 words and short stories of 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 poetry and do not set a limit on, but do prefer shorter pieces.

CNF: We are also interested in Creative Non-Fiction and are not imposing word count restrictions at this time.

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

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 adequately compensate all artists very soon.

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