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Poetry Box: Card Mailed Out to Subscribers with Tea and Chocolate – ROLLING DEADLINE

Standing Up: A Nonfiction Charity Anthology for Ukraine – CLOSED

Exhaustion: Poetry and Flash Fiction Chapbook – CLOSED

A black rose on a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag with sunlight highlighting the rose. Text reads: Standing Up. A charity non-fiction anthology for Ukraine.


Standing Up” – A Charity Nonfiction Anthology in support of Ukraine

DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2022 JULY 20, 2022 – CLOSED

Every day, things happen right in front of you that you believe are wrong. You could act on that belief. Most days, for all sorts of reasons, you don’t bother. But on that day, for whatever reason, you did. You rose up: against tyranny, convention, rudeness, unfavourable odds, malevolence, apathy. Against your boss, your barista, your worst enemy, your best friend, yourself. Saved the day. Actually, maybe made things worse. Made a difference. Got flattened. Did it work? Well, life’s complicated. But one thing’s for sure: On that day, you saw something you believed was wrong and you took action.
This book will engage all degrees and manners of standing up, and what can happen when you act on your beliefs. We are looking for TRUE nonfiction stories and poems.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced over 12 million Ukrainians, culminating in Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II. But the Ukrainian people are pushing back, preserving their culture, and rising, and Canada is there to help. This anthology’s proceeds will be 100% donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, which coordinates, develops, organizes and delivers assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine. (

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Dilapidated cement buildings. Text: Exhaustion

“Exhaustion: Limited Reserves” – Poetry and Flash Fiction Chapbook


A common human experience is exhaustion in its many guises. Feeling used up or worn out. Reaching the limits of our personal and collective resources. Tapping out. Laying waste to the planet. Burning fuel until there’s nothing left but fumes. Covering a topic in its entirety, until everything that could be said has been said.

This chapbook will engage these and other notions of exhaustion.

Edited by Marion Lougheed

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Poetry Box – A physical Poetry Card sent out with tea and chocolate to subscribers


Submit 1-3 poems of any style and theme by the 25th of each month. Poems received after the 25th will be considered in the next batch.

The poem should be no more than 15 lines (including blank lines). One poem will be selected for publication each month and printed postcard-style to be mailed out to our Poetry Box subscribers. These selections are made two months in advance.

Payment $30 CAD.

Format: We aren’t too hung up on formatting. Just make it easy for us to read. No PAGES files. DOC or DOCX preferred. PDF accepted for poetry. Please title your file as follows: Title – Author Name

Only selected poets will be contacted. If you haven’t heard from us by the 5th of the month following your submission, your poem was not selected.

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