Issue 40 is open from 17 October to 17 November 2020 and has an open theme.

It’s amazing to acknowledge that carte blanche has been an active online magazine since 2004 and still going strong.

Rather than focus on a theme as we have been doing over the last few years, we would like to follow the spirit of our name, carte blanche, offering a blank page and have our call for submissions for our upcoming issue be an open theme.

With a global pandemic affecting us all, we want to offer a welcoming and inviting space for writers and artists to contribute to our milestone 40th issue. There are many ways to tell a story and we are eager to read yours.

Please be advised that the Creative Nonfiction section is CLOSED for submissions this issue. The Fiction section will be open only to Canadian submissions. We will next be open for all submissions in the new year.

Please read a recent issue, and our guidelines before you send your work.

Thank you for considering carte blanche for your work. 

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 our 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) in one file (PDF or ZIP) 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.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

Please read a recent issue, our guidelines and take note of the Issue Theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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. 

Please read a recent issue, our guidelines and take note of the Issue Theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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

Please read a recent issue, our guidelines and take note of the Issue Theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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!

Please read a recent issue, our guidelines and take note of the Issue Theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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For issue 40, we will only be open for submissions from Canadian residents.

We accept all kinds of fiction. Maximum 3500 words. (If your piece is longer, send an excerpt)

Please read a recent issue, our guidelines and take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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