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The Sprawl Mag is currently closed to submissions of speculative poetry, short fiction, visual art, and creative nonfiction. We love speculative work that explores colonial resistance, climate hope, and cyber-feminism. But if you don't cover those themes, that's awesome too, we want to read what matters to you!


We pay contributors $20 CAD per published piece. 

We encourage submissions from QTBIPOC, women, nonbinary, queer, and disabled writers.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please send us an email to let us know if your piece is picked up elsewhere so we can congratulate you! Queries or withdrawals may be sent to We do not accept work that has been previously published.

Please include a brief, third-person biography with your submission.

Please title your documents: firstnamelastname_genre (eg. andrenorton_shortfic)

- Poetry submissions should be in a legible, size 12-14pt font (eg. Times New Roman)

- Poetry submissions should not exceed 40 lines per piece

- Poetry submissions may contain 1-4 poems

- Please submit your work as a DOC, DOCX, or ODT file

A note on copyright:
If we accept your piece, we acquire first serial rights to your work, meaning the piece will be first published exclusively by The Sprawl Mag. After the piece has been published, all rights revert back to you. 

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