Currently we have TWO submission periods, from March 16 to May 1, 2018 and from October 15 to December 31, 2018. Submissions received during these times will be considered for the issues published in the 2018 or 2019 calendar year. 

For a limited time starting October 15, 2018 we will be accepting pitches for the a la carte blog. 

Please read our submission guidelines before you submit your work.



Ends on December 31, 2018

We welcome poems in any form. Limit: 3 poems per person per submission round.

Do not combine multiple poems into one document; please upload each poem as a separate submission.

Ends on December 31, 2018

You may submit two prose submissions per submission round. Please upload each submission separately.

Ends on December 31, 2018

We consider nonfiction narratives including memoir, personal essay, and literary journalism. Creative nonfiction submissions should be factual. Any changes to names to protect privacy should be indicated in an author’s note. 

You may submit two prose submissions per submission round. Please upload each submission separately.

Ends on December 31, 2018

We accept English translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written originally in French. If possible, please include the original work on which the translation is based.

If we like your piece and choose to publish it, you will be required to provide proof of permission from the copyright holder of the original work to translate and publish the translation. Obtaining permission can take time, so please do so before you submit!

Ends on December 31, 2018

We're looking for comics that have a story to tell, that explore the boundaries of narrative within the comics form. 

We're open to all styles, subjects, shapes, and sizes, but keep in mind that your comic will be displayed on the web using out image gallery.

See http://carte-blanche.org/genres/comics/ for previous submissions and to get an idea of how the gallery looks. 

Please submit your files at web resolution (72dpi) with an artist's biography of 75 words or less, and any relevant links. 

All files should be named with their proper titles as you would like them to be displayed on the site. Note: If your piece is selected, you may be asked to submit print-ready files for a print-on-demand copy of your issue.

Ends on December 31, 2018

Tell a story in 12 photos or less. Together, your photos should create a narrative – whether abstract or concrete.

Send a Word doc or PDF with your work pasted in and include a statement, captions, and any other relevant text. If your work is selected for publication, we will contact you for a high-res version of the photo essay. Final submissions must be in JPG or PNG format.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT HUGE FILES. We will not consider ANY submission that is over 5 MB. A low-res version is adequate for submitting. 

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